Multiple Echo devices
My Question or Issue
I use Spotify Premium mainly on an Amazon Echo. However, we have just purchased two Echo Dots for our two children so they can listen to music in their rooms without disturbing anyone else.
I was considereing a Spoitfy Family Plan but this requires each person who wishes to stream music to have their own account which is linked to my master account.
The trouble with this is the Echo devices are all under a single Amazon account, and I want to retain this as firstly, my children are not eligible to create an Amazon account and secondly I want the devices to be part of the same Amazon account so they can communicate within the same household. With this configuration, only ONE Spotify can be set-up and used, it's not possible to specify a Spotify account per Echo device.
I know Amazon Music Unlimited's family plan has a similar set-up to Spotify, but it allows one account to be used on multiple devices to stream music independantly, providing you don't exceed the maximum of six devices.
Are Spotify going to allow the family sharing to operate similar to Amazon?
Does anyone else have a similar issue and/or a solution?
Thanks for coming to the Community! We see that this older thread still gets a lot of visitors looking for help and we wanted to clarify a bit more.
Spotify should work well when each member of the family has their own Alexa account linked to their own Spotify account in order to be able to listen to Spotify on their respective devices.
Here are the instructions on how to link each Spotify account to its respective Alexa account.
Or you could try creating an Amazon Household which allows you to have multiple profiles in the same account, and you can link your Spotify account to your own Household profile and use the smart speaker you want, even if someone else is using another one in the house.
Lastly you can give the command - "Alexa, Spotify Connect" to the specific speaker and follow the instructions that come next.
Hope that helps! Let us know if you have any more questions about this.