Alexa stuck on same playlist/music and won’t play what I ask

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Alexa stuck on same playlist/music and won’t play what I ask

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Plan

Premium

Country

UK

Device

Samsung Phone

Operating System

Android

 

 

My Question or Issue

I setup my mums new amazon echo dot and linked her spotify premium account to it (recently upgraded it to premium as needs to be premium to work on Alexa). 

it worked originally when asked to play a generic playlist - eg “play 60s music”, however now the problem is that whenever she/I ask it to play a particular song, artist or any other music, Alexa repeats the correct song requested, but then keeps playing the same playlist it was on previously.

If I open spotify on her phone then I can change tracks successfully, but it seems that Alexa isn’t able to - it just keeps playing whatever it was on!

Any help appreciated.

Thanks

 

 

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Re: Alexa stuck on same playlist/music and won’t play what I ask

Visitor

Me Too!!! ☹️

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Re: Alexa stuck on same playlist/music and won’t play what I ask

Visitor
I have this problem. It's hugely dumb, she clearly repeats my request then plays whatever she wants.

What is the solution?
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Re: Alexa stuck on same playlist/music and won’t play what I ask

Visitor

I was having this same problem too earlier today! I was able to fix it tough by going onto the Alexa app on my phone and then Settings>Music&Podcasts>Spotify and then from that page disabling the skill. Once the skill was disabled I re-enabled it and it works like new again! 🙂 I hope that helps ya! 

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Re: Alexa stuck on same playlist/music and won’t play what I ask

Casual Listener

Thanks for replies above.. very helpful. 
I also managed to fix this with some trial and error too by deleting the apps, un-syncing/re-syncing and enabling the Alexa/Spotify link. Had already tried his but eventually it seemed to work eventually. 

Not sure how it got stuck but seems to work for now anyway! Thanks 

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Re: Alexa stuck on same playlist/music and won’t play what I ask

Regular

After disabling and re enabling the spotify skill, it works for two or three songs, then it get stuck on the same song again! The echo dot, even if understanding my next song request it keeps playing the current song, VERY frustrating!

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Re: Alexa stuck on same playlist/music and won’t play what I ask

Newbie

This is an issue for me as well, It only started happening about a week ago! 

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Re: Alexa stuck on same playlist/music and won’t play what I ask

Newbie

same here!  alexa cant change songs

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Re: Alexa stuck on same playlist/music and won’t play what I ask

Casual Listener
Having the same issue on the newest Echo. I tell Alexa to play a song but it just repeats the last song that was played on Spotify. I disabled the skill and enabled it. It worked for a few songs and went back to having issues.
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Re: Alexa stuck on same playlist/music and won’t play what I ask

Visitor

I’m having the same issues. I disabled and re-enabled the routine as well as the Spotify account. We’ll see if it keeps happening. 

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