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5 Members of my Amazon Household + 5 Spotify Family Plan Profiles

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My Question or Issue

I have 5 members in my Amazon Household.

I have 5 Profiles in my Spotify Family Plan.

Everyone has their own Echo Device.

I am certain there must be some way for each of us to be listening to our own profile simultaneously.

For example - when I say "Alexa, play Led Zeppelin" my Echo Devices are all set to Spotify as the Default so they reply:

"Shuffling Songs by Led Zeppelin on Peter's Spotify"

There must be a way for my daughter Mia - who has her own Spotify Profile and her own Echo dot to say:

"Alexa, shuffle songs by Billie Eilish"

And then have it reply:

"Shuffling songs by Billie Eilish on Mia's Spotify"

 

And thus - we can be in 2 separate rooms on 2 separate devices and both choosing our own music.

 

But I need specific steps -- I'm not smart enough to follow otherwise.

 

Can someone please help?

Thanks a million in advance.

 

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Amazon Echo / Dot / Alexa

 

 

 

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Hey @Whistler691 and everyone else,

 

You can add multiple accounts by setting up an Amazon Household. This way you can switch from one Amazon account to another just by talking to Alexa. For more details check out the related Amazon Help Topic here.

 

Note that everyone who intends to use it will need to set up their own account with Amazon which in turn has to be linked to their own Spotify account using their own version of the app. After this, the separate Amazon accounts go into the Household.

More info regarding Spotify & Alexa can be found here.

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Hi @Lucky13F!

 

You can definitely pull that off - you just need to link the correct Spotify account to the Alexa app:

  1. Open the Alexa app, log in to the correct Amazon profile and tap the menu in the top-left.
  2. Tap Settings, then Music & Podcasts.
  3. Select Spotify, then Link account to Alexa.
  4. Log in to the correct Spotify account.

Repeat the steps until all devices are linked to the respective users' Spotify accounts.

 

Hope this helps. Let us know how it goes.

 

Cheers!

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Gonna try it tonight!  Will let you know -- thanks!

This doesn't work.  Amazon Households don't work correctly with Alexa Family/Profiles.  Profiles in the Alexa App and Echo Devices are always tied to a single Amazon account.  So even though you have multiple individual Amazon accounts all combined together into one household, those don't map to the Alexa Family/Profiles so you can't switch between them and link the individual Amazon accounts in the Household to individual Spotify Family Plan accounts.

I agree and am struggling with the same issue. I have an Amazon Household account as I want to be able to control what time my kids turn off their music and stories, don't go roaming round the internet etc. I have a Spotify family account because I don't want my feed to be full of Parry Grip and fart songs, and to be able to use it in different rooms to my kids or when I am out of the house. There is literally no point in having Spotify Family if I can't hook a separate account to a separate speaker within our Amazon Household.  Poor show Spotify - you have known about this issue for at least 4 years, you need to solve it or lose out on customers

Did anyone get anywhere with this as I'm having the same nightmare!  Driving me mad.

+1

Driving me mad listening to my Spotify at work and then it stops as my wife/kids listening to something at home despite having separate Spotify accounts. May switch back to Amazon Music.

Probably this is the goal for Amazon you to switch to their service 🙂 

Please tell me this can be achieved. If not is an absolute joke.. kind of makes having a family Spotify account useless across multiple devices.

 

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Hey @Whistler691 and everyone else,

 

You can add multiple accounts by setting up an Amazon Household. This way you can switch from one Amazon account to another just by talking to Alexa. For more details check out the related Amazon Help Topic here.

 

Note that everyone who intends to use it will need to set up their own account with Amazon which in turn has to be linked to their own Spotify account using their own version of the app. After this, the separate Amazon accounts go into the Household.

More info regarding Spotify & Alexa can be found here.

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My children are under 10 and the add a child doesn't seem to do anything from what I can see. When trying to add a teen to the household an error says "Your account is ineligible to add a teen." I'm in Australia, so not sure if makes a difference as every link transfers to a UK or USA site.. if this really works please provide the actual steps rather than vague directions.. I'm clearly one of many this process doesn't work for or if it does the process is so convoluted 

Thanks for the additional info @Whistler691!

The Amazon Household gives multiple family members the opportunity to connect additional accounts to the speakers, however, a regular Spotify account is required. If your children have profiles created using the Spotify Kids app, they won't be able to link them to an Alexa device in this case.

You may, however, find this idea about Spotify Kids and Connect interesting, so feel free to check it out, if you haven't already. You can also give it a thumbs up, should it be similar to what you're looking for. We revisit such ideas on a regular basis and it just might be that their time would be right in the future.

Hope this clears things up!

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If listening to music on my android phone and someone asks Alexa to play something, my phone quits. I have the premium family account

Hey there!

 

We're merging your post to this thread, hope you don't mind 🙂

In case your Alexa is connected only to your Spotify account, it's expected behaviour that the playback on your mobile device would stop if someone plays something different on the speaker.

To find out how to circumvent that and set up an Amazon Household, where all of your Family members would have your own separate account, take a look at the replies above.

We're here for you in case any questions arise. Cheers 🙌🏼

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