Ok just came across an issue where spotify premium will not allow me to play local files I have syncd on my Amazon Echo Dot.
Can't play right now, Sorry! You can't play this content while connected to another device.
I get the above error message and my Echo dot is greyed out.
It will however play the same song fine on both my pc and smartphone.
So clearly it can sync up no after hitting the Download button no problem, but refuse's point blank to let me stream to my echo dot, which is the entire reason I upgraded to premium in the first place.
I will notify amazon of this as well, but could you please work together to get this fixed, I have no doubt it will affect other users upgrading to premium as well.
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The way you get it to work is say, "Alexa, bluetooth connect." You will have limited volume control, however, the local files will play. You'll know its working because you won't get the special volume icon to directly control your echo's volume, rather just the phone. Most importantly you'll know it works since the local files are playing.
On the contrary, I do understand. Spotify doesn't sync your local files up to a server, and your echo can't see your computer's file system. It can only play music provided by Spotify's server.
I was only providing a simple work around. Regardless for those unware of that feature.
Thanks for clearing it up with this bad news. But like you said can they please check unsolved for this issue. Because it has not been solved. All it does is let us know that we are paying a lot of money and can't even get a simple thing done.