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Tip: Fixing Spotify on the Amazon Tap

Tip: Fixing Spotify on the Amazon Tap

The Amazon Tap is probably one of the better Echo devices because of its rich speaker and portable design, but alas, Amazon has stopped delivering new features for it. Customers are hoping that Amazon is prepping an update to this  model, but there’s been nothing in the rumor-mill.

Despite the lack of continuing support, Amazon still sells this particular device for around $99 (HERE on Amazon) and it makes for an awesome mobile music player. Of course, it works best with Amazon’s own music services, but it does also work with Spotify. However, some customers have problems getting Spotify to connect and play music.

If that’s the case for you, unlinking/relinking your Spotify account and then resetting the Tap fixes the issue every time.

To do this, in the Alexa app…

[1] Unlink Spotify

From the Menu, select the “Settings” button, and then under the Account section, select “Music & Media.” — Select Spotify. — Select the “Unlink account” option.

[2] Re-link Spotify

From the Menu, select the “Settings” button, and then under the Account section, select “Music & Media.” — Select Spotify. — Select the “Link account” option. A sign-in page appears in the app. — Enter your account information for the service.

[3] Reset the Echo Tap

Press and hold the Wi-Fi / Bluetooth button and Previous button for 12 seconds. The light indicators on Amazon Tap turn orange, and then blue. — Wait for the light indicators to turn off and on again. The light indicators turn orange, and Amazon Tap enters setup mode. — Open the Alexa app to connect your device to a Wi-Fi network and register it to your Amazon account.


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