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How to Make Spotify or Pandora Your Default Alexa Music Service

Amazon just made it super simple to default all music playback to Spotify or Pandora through the Alexa app. So now when you say to your Amazon Echo, "Alexa, play 'Phantoms,'" the smart assistant will know to access your favorite feed. 

Here's how to change the settings away from Amazon Prime Music. Start by connecting your Spotify and/or Pandora account to your Amazon account. Then follow these steps.

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1. Open the hamburger menu in the Alexa app.

2. Tap Settings and scroll down to Music & Media. Tap that.

3. Tap "Choose default music services."

4. From either the Default Music Library or Default Station Service, select the appropriate dropdown and pick the service of your choice.

Anna Attkisson
Anna Attkisson is the editorial director at Tom's IT Pro. After getting infected with the tech bug at Wireless World and Cellular Business magazines as an intern in 1998, Anna Attkisson went on to dabble in a sorts of publications covering everything from children’s fashion to cars. During the last 9 years she’s returned to her roots where she’s been writing and editing for Laptop Mag and Tom’s Guide, before moving on to Tom’s IT Pro. Follow Anna Attkisson at @akattkisson.