Alexa and Spotify

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Rossell
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Alexa and Spotify

Post by Rossell » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:51 pm

Hi all. Got an Echo Dot for Christmas. I've got my Spotify Premium to it but if I've got it playing on my phone and then ask Alexa to play something different, it'll override my phone, whether on the wifi or data. Is there a way to stop that from happening?

Thanks.

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Alan
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Re: Alexa and Spotify

Post by Alan » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:56 pm

You mean you want it to play on your phone and on Alexa? Spotify only supports one device at a time.

Or do you want to ask Alexa to play a song on your phone? I think you need to use whatever voice assistant is on your phone for that.
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Re: Alexa and Spotify

Post by Rossell » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:28 pm

Neither of those, sorry it can get confusing this. I want Alexa to be able to play one song and my phone to be able to play a different song. So if I'm casually using the app and someone says 'Alexa play' my phone switches over to that song, which is what I don't want. Hope that clears it up.

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Re: Alexa and Spotify

Post by Mantis » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:03 pm

You won't be able to get them to play different songs at the same time. One will always override the other.

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Re: Alexa and Spotify

Post by Raid » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:12 pm

Yup, you'll need to have more than one account to have two different songs playing at the same time. If this is a regular need, you could look into the Spotify family plan that gives you multiple accounts for £15 a month.

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Re: Alexa and Spotify

Post by Alan » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:27 pm

If you download the songs on your phone and switch to offline mode it would work but that’s about it.
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Re: Alexa and Spotify

Post by Rossell » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:50 pm

That's a bit of a bummer. Thanks for letting me know, chaps.

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