[Amazon Echo] Unable to set spotify as default for podcasts

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[Amazon Echo] Unable to set spotify as default for podcasts

Akome
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Plan

Premium

Country

Germany

Device

Amazon Echo dot 3rd gen

Operating System

Alexa app on Android

 

My Question or Issue

I activated the spotify skill and can use spotify as standard for music and genre.

When I try to set spotify as standard for podcasts spotify is not in the list of supported skills. I can only choose amazon music or tune in. (See screenshot)

When I try to ask alexa to play a podcast with spotify I get the answer that it can not find the podcast on spotify.

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MattSuda
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Hey @Akome  @corsanders 

 

Sorry for the inconvenience, but right now Amazon Alexa devices only support selecting Spotify as the default podcast service and playing podcasts in the United States right now.

 

After going here and checking this page:

https://spotify-everywhere.com/pages/podcastsonalexa

 

It says "US users only"

 

Hopefully Alexa will support Spotify podcasts in more countries in the future.

 

You can suggest an idea for this if you search and haven't found one already posted by going here: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Answers/Idea-Exchange-How-can-I-submit-an-idea/ta-p/4863573

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MattSuda
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Hey @Akome @corsanders 

 

Good news!

 

Spotify Podcasts support for Alexa is now available in the US, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, India, Austria, and Ireland.

 

News article:

https://newsroom.spotify.com/2020-12-16/spotify-listeners-in-11-markets-can-now-ask-alexa-to-play-po...

 

Updated page:

https://spotify-everywhere.com/pages/amazonalexa

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corsanders
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For me the same on the ios App for Alexa.
Solution!

MattSuda
Rock Star 24
Rock Star 24

Hey @Akome  @corsanders 

 

Sorry for the inconvenience, but right now Amazon Alexa devices only support selecting Spotify as the default podcast service and playing podcasts in the United States right now.

 

After going here and checking this page:

https://spotify-everywhere.com/pages/podcastsonalexa

 

It says "US users only"

 

Hopefully Alexa will support Spotify podcasts in more countries in the future.

 

You can suggest an idea for this if you search and haven't found one already posted by going here: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Answers/Idea-Exchange-How-can-I-submit-an-idea/ta-p/4863573

MattSudaRock Star 24
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MattSuda
Rock Star 24
Rock Star 24

Hey @Akome @corsanders 

 

Good news!

 

Spotify Podcasts support for Alexa is now available in the US, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, India, Austria, and Ireland.

 

News article:

https://newsroom.spotify.com/2020-12-16/spotify-listeners-in-11-markets-can-now-ask-alexa-to-play-po...

 

Updated page:

https://spotify-everywhere.com/pages/amazonalexa

MattSudaRock Star 24
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corsanders
Casual Listener

Now it works. Thank you for your answer!

 

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MattSuda
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Rock Star 24

Glad to hear! You're welcome

MattSudaRock Star 24
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