Since 2016, you’ve been able to listen to Spotify on your Amazon Echo. However, this has only been available to Premium users willing to pay to stream music. Now, Spotify Free users are being invited to the party, through Echo, Sonos, and Bose speakers.
Millions of people now pay to stream music. And the number of streaming music services is growing all of the time. However, not everyone can afford the $10/month asking price, and want to stream music for free instead. And that’s now available on more devices.
How to Listen to Spotify on Your Smart Speaker
For the first time ever, Spotify Free users can now stream music through their Echo, Sonos, or Bose smart speakers. While you can’t stream individual tracks on Spotify’s free tier, users in the US, Australia, and New Zealand can at least listen to playlists.
In a post on For the Record, Spotify explains that, “Incorporating Spotify into these devices is all part of our goal to create a truly frictionless experience for our users.” Meaning you can switch from your phone to your smart speaker to your car. Seamlessly.
Using @Spotify on Sonos just entered a new era. Easier to use, a cleaner look, and streaming for listeners with free Spotify accounts – all with a simple update of the Sonos app. pic.twitter.com/5QttoXnfUa
— Sonos (@Sonos) November 15, 2019
To start listening to Spotify on your Amazon Echo, open the Alexa app and go to Settings. Then, select Music, and click Link New Service. Tap Spotify, and enter your username and password. You can even set Spotify as your default service for music.
To start listening to Spotify on your Sonos or Bose speaker, use Spotify Connect. First, update your speaker to the latest firmware. Then, open the Spotify app, play a song, and select the devices icon in the bottom-left. Finally, select your speaker from the list.
Making It Easier to Stream Music for Free
The option to stream Spotify Free through smart speakers comes in the same week that Amazon Music landed on smartphones. This is obviously great news for people who want to stream music for free, as long as you can resist the continuous prods to upgrade.
Either way, this news could prompt more people to start using Spotify, and more people to buy an Echo, Sonos, or Bose smart speaker. If you do decide to start using Spotify based on this news, we recommend reading our unofficial guide to Spotify .