Can you have multiple Spotify accounts on Alexa?
That’s a question a lot of people ask, for the simple reason that many households have more than one Spotify account.
Amazon Alexa only allows one Spotify account per Amazon account. So what do you do if different people in your household want to listen to different Spotify accounts on the same Echo device?
Well, there’s a simple workaround: create a separate Amazon account for each adult in the household, link each person’s Spotify account to their Amazon account, and then link each Amazon account to a single Amazon Household.
In this article, I’ll show you step by step how to do this.
- How To Use Multiple Spotify Accounts on Alexa
- Using Spotify Connect + Alexa
How To Use Multiple Spotify Accounts on Alexa
Step 1. Create separate Amazon accounts
Each Amazon account will support just one Spotify account. So the first thing you need to do is create separate Amazon accounts for each member of your household who has a Spotify account.
The other household member will need to download and open the Alexa app. They will be asked to either sign in or create a new Amazon account.
If creating a new account, fill in the required information and confirm your email address.
Step 2. Link Spotify account to Amazon account
Each additional member of your household now needs to link their Spotify account to their Alexa account.
To do this, tap on the ‘Play’ icon in the bottom menu of the Alexa app:
You will then be asked to link a music streaming service:
Tap on Link Services and then tap on Spotify:
On the next screen, tap on Settings:
Then tap on Link Account:
On the next screen, log in to your Spotify account:
On the next screen tap on the ‘Agree’ button at the bottom:
And that’s it – your Spotify account is now linked to your Amazon account:
Step 3. Set up Household Profiles in Alexa
Household Profiles allow you to share your Echo device with another person who can link their Amazon account with the smart speaker and listen to their own music on your Echo.
Here’s how to do it.
Open the Alexa app and tap on ‘More’ in the bottom menu. Then go to Settings > Your Profile & Family:
On the next screen tap ‘Add Someone Else’:
And then add the name of the person you want to share the Echo with:
If you are on a Samsung smartphone, make sure to tap the ‘tick’ button (otherwise ‘Add’ button will remain grayed out).
Then tap on ‘Default Services’:
Then tap on ‘Change’:
And then choose Spotify:
Using Spotify Connect + Alexa
Another way to play Spotify music through Alexa speakers from different Spotify accounts is by using Spotify Connect.
Spotify Connect allows you to play Spotify music through a wireless speaker, soundbar, AV receiver, voice-controlled smart speaker, or any other compatible device, over WiFi.
If you have ever cast a movie from your phone to your smart TV, it’s basically the same technique.
With Spotify Connect your smartphone is the controller and it streams your Spotify music to any compatible device. The Echo Dot is one of these compatible devices. So this would be another way to play your Spotify music through someone else’s Echo device.
Step 1. Play a song on Spotify and open Spotify Connect
While playing a song on Spotify, tap on the Spotify Connect icon in the bottom right corner:
Step 2. Select a Device to Cast To
Choose the Alexa device you want to cast to:
Once you have selected your Echo device, a link to that device will appear in the song page on Spotify. This tells you that the current song is being cast to that device:
It is possible to have multiple Spotify accounts on Alexa but you need to create a separate Amazon account for each different Spotify account. This is because an Amazon account can only be linked to one Spotify account.
Just follow these steps I outlined above and each person in your household will be able to access their own Spotify account using Alexa.