Is It Possible To Have Multiple Spotify Accounts On Alexa?
If you’ve ever come into my home, you already know that I’m a huge fan of Spotify. Specifically, I’m a fan of playing my Spotify on Alexa. The thing is, I’m married and my husband has an account too. That leads us to a question many people have wondered: can you have multiple Spotify accounts on a single Alexa?
Yes, you can technically have multiple Spotify accounts on Alexa. To do this, you will need to set up individual profiles for each Alexa user and assign each profile a unique Spotify account. To switch each user’s account, tell Alexa “Switch to [Person’s] account.”
Getting Spotify to play from multiple accounts is rough, but it’s totally doable. Here’s how to make the audiophile in your life happy with their own separate accounts.
Is Alexa Designed To Have Multiple Spotify Accounts?
Technically, no. Alexa is meant to have one Spotify account linked to it. However, there’s a workaround you can exploit. That is what you are going to do in order to make sure that you get the most out of your music streaming via Alexa. You are really only meant to have one Alexa per account.
Is It Always Smart To Use Multiple Spotify Accounts On A Single Alexa?
Honestly, that’s not always a good move. It can be pretty annoying to have to worry about switching from profile to profile to make things happen. It’s often better to get separate Alexas for rooms that you each enjoy, and then keeping peoples’ Spotify separate and relegated to that room.
Do You Have To Pay Extra To Have Multiple Spotify Accounts On Your Alexa?
As much as it pains me to say this, you are going to have to pay extra to have additional Spotify accounts in most cases. However, it’s not going to be pricey as a result of the Alexa device or the Alexa app. Alexa doesn’t charge for additional user accounts on a household profile.
Rather, the extra charges will have to be from your Spotify accounts. While you can have a free Spotify account, most people tend to prefer Spotify Premium. This can cost anywhere from $4.99 to $15.99 depending on the type of account that you choose.
If you are all roommates who insist on different accounts, then you each may have to pay an individual fee for each Spotify you have. That’s why it makes sense to get a Spotify Family account for a higher price and just pool the money that you’d spend together.
How To Add Multiple Spotify Accounts On Your Alexa
Now that we know it’s possible, let’s figure out how to do it. In order to get started, make sure that you have your Alexa account open on a web browser and ready to go.
- Go to your Amazon Alexa account settings. You can go there by clicking here and signing into your account.
- Click accounts, then go to your Household Profile accounts. You are going to have to create a profile for each Spotify account you want to add.
- Create user accounts for each Spotify. Then, drag the accounts into the Household profile.
- Place every user into the Household Profile family. This will ensure that your Alexa will see each profile in your house and not require a separate unit.
- Link each individual Spotify to its respective account. You might have to have multiple people near you so that they can each log into their own Spotify.
- Make sure that everything is saved, then exit out. Once you do this, you’re going to be able to switch between profiles by saying, “Alexa, switch to [Person]’s profile.”
Can You Use This Trick With Other Types Of Accounts For Alexa?
Let’s say that you have an Alexa and multiple roommates who have different radio accounts. Or something. The workaround we listed above actually can work for almost any type of subscription that you stream through your Alexa devices.
So, let’s say that you have a paid iHeartRadio subscription. Or maybe a specialty subscription to Mysterious Universe like I do. In theory, you could use it with all of those things. This is a good choice if you’re low-key annoyed with your roommate taking your subscriptions as their own.
Is Alexa Going To Keep This Feature?
Honestly, it’s not up to us to tell, and it will be totally up to Amazon. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t speculate on what would happen in the future. Judging by how popular the Amazon Household Account feature is, we feel like they are going to be keeping it…if only for the fact that people rely on it so frequently.
If anything, Amazon might end up coming up with a way to make it easier to add, remove, and alter the accounts that you have on your Alexa. It seems like they’re really pleased with the work they’ve done. However, there is a lot to suggest that this is going to be something far off in the future. That is, if they even change it.
How Many Accounts Can One Alexa Have?
Alexa Households are allowed to have two different adult accounts. However, it seems like you can get away with having a lot more teenagers and kids. You’re allowed up to four teens and four children under 13 in each household. So, assuming that you’re not rooming with the new reincarnations of the Jackson 5, you should be good to go.
What Should You Do If You Need To Have Three Or More Separate Adult Spotify Accounts?
Here’s where things get sticky. If you want to put three or more Spotify accounts, you are going to have to make a decision between two options:
- You can put one of the accounts as a teenager’s account. Now, this is just me spitballing. I’m not sure whether or not Alexa will actually allow for this to happen depending on the data you have. If you do, you may have to pay for one of the accountholder’s purchases and give them parental controls.
- You can also get a separate Alexa system for one person. This is a good choice if your third has one area of the home where they are particularly fond of listening to music in, such as a study room.
How do you get Alexa to play something from Amazon music instead of Spotify?
You can tell Alexa to play a specific playlist “from Amazon music” specifically, or you can go to the Alexa app and toggle to the default media player. More often than not, it’s smart to invest in both a Spotify and Amazon Music subscription. This way, you get all the music and you can choose which particular platform you play it from.
Is Amazon Music included with an Amazon Prime subscription?
Yes and no. Amazon Music does come with your Prime subscription and therefore it is free to use. You get 2 million songs to choose from and tons of streaming time. However, you probably want to have an Amazon Music Unlimited subscription. This has 75 million songs to play and won’t have many ads, if any.Amazon Music Unlimited does not come with Prime Membership. If you want to get it, you will have to pay an additional fee for it.
Do you need to have a Prime membership to use Alexa?
While Prime membership is a really smart choice for people who are new to the world of online shopping, the truth is that you don’t need to have a Prime membership to use Alexa. Most people prefer to use it because it opens up a larger number of skills and abilities for your Alexa.If you want to make the most of your Alexa’s use, then you may need to get that Prime membership. Trust me, it’s worth every penny you spend on it.
Ossiana Tepfenhart is an expert writer, focusing on interior design and general home tips. Writing is her life, and it's what she does best. Her interests include art and real estate investments.
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