How to Play Spotify Podcasts through Amazon Alexa

Posted by Adam Gorden on Dec. 17, 2019 3:30 PM.
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To date, Spotify users have been able to ask Amazon Echo, Amazon Dot or more Alexa-enabled devices to play Spotify music, but not podcasts. But for U.S. Amazon Alexa customers, that changes since December 13. As of that day, all Spotify users including Free and Premium users in the U.S. will be able to ask Alexa to play their favorite podcasts as well.

Here we will introduce how to play Spotify podcasts on Alexa and also tell you on how to download Spotify podcasts without Premium for offline listening when you are in a poor network environment.

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Part 1. How to Listen to Spotify Podcasts on Alexa Devices
Part 2. How to Play Spotify Podcasts Offline without Premium

How to play Spotify podcasts through Alexa

First, make sure to set Spotify as your default and music provider in your Alexa settings. Then, all Alexa users can use their Alexa to play podcasts through Spotify, simply by saying "Alexa, play [Podcast Name] on Spotify," or whatever podcast you want, to start enjoying podcasts on your Spotify account. It's a seamless way to listen to your favorite podcasts, no hands needed.

In addition to requesting a specific podcast, users will be able to ask to restart an episode and pick up from where they left off in their Spotify app with Alexa just by saying, "Alexa, play the [podcast name] podcast. They can also request the latest episode, navigate to the previous or next episode, and even navigate by podcast time frame.

If the feature is not available on Alexa, set up Spotify as your default podcast player on Alexa:

1. Download the Alexa app on your phone.
2. Go to Settings, then Music & Podcasts.
3. Select Link New Service, select Spotify, and log in.
4. Select Default Services and select Spotify.

How to listen to Spotify podcasts offline with Free

With a Spotify subscription, you could choose whether to listen to Spotify offline or online. In offline mode, you can listen to podcasts from Spotify without an internet connection. This allows you to freely enjoy podcasts from Spotify even if you're in a poor network environment. But now with the help of TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, you can also enjoy this feature as a free user.

Through TunesKit Spotify Music Downloader, you will have the right to download Spotify music for listening anywhere and enjoy nonstop music without ad interruptions. TunesKit Spotify Music Converter can convert Spotify to plain formats, then you can play Spotify music on any devices with unlimited skips.

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Key Features of TunesKit Spotify Podcast Downloader

  • Download any podcast and track from Spotify without premium subscription
  • Remove DRM protection from Spotify podcasts, tracks, albums or playlist
  • Convert Spotify podcasts, songs, album, and playlist to common audio formats
  • Work at 5× faster speed and preserve original audio quality and full ID3 tags
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To get started, download and install TunesKit on your computer and then follow these steps:

1 Add Spotify podcasts to TunesKit

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Launch TunesKit Music Converter for Spotify on your computer and then log into your Spotify account after the opening of Spotify. Go to Spotify podcasts directly and drag and drop your favorite podcasts to the interface of TunesKit.

2 Set the podcast output parameters

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Click the "Menu > Preference > Convert" to set the output audio parameters. There are six audio formats like MP3, AAC, FLAC, M4A, WAV, and M4B for you choose from. In addition, you could set the value of bit rate, sample rate, and channel.

3 Begin to download podcasts offline

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After the setting is completed, you could click the "Convert" button to start downloading Spotify podcasts. Wait for a while and TunesKit will move podcasts to your computer. Then you could browse the downloaded Spotify podcasts in the local folder.

WATCH: How to Download Spotify Podcasts Offline

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