Control Spotify with your voice using Amazon Echo.
Amazon’s wifi enabled, voice activated speaker has today become compatible with Spotify for all your music streaming needs. Now Spotify Premium subscribers in the U.S. can listen to their music by simply asking Alexa (Echo’s AI) to play any artist, album, song, genre or playlist of your choice. Echo also now supports Spotify Connect so you can control it using your Spotify app, for those of you with dodgy accents.
Spotify’s Global Head of Hardware, Ian Geller said: “We’re extremely pleased that Spotify Premium subscribers can now listen to their favourite music on Amazon Echo. Creating innovative experiences is core to our mission. We know our users will love controlling music with their voice at home.”
The Amazon Echo was launched in late 2014 for Prime members and a select group of invitees and became widely available last June. Echo uses Alexa Voice Service, a Siri or Cortana-esque AI that responds to your voice and can tell you the weather, mark calendar dates, wake you up and more, most importantly playing music. Echo was already integrated with streaming services like Amazon Music (of course), Pandora, iHeartRadio and others..
Amazon Alexa director, Toni Reid said: “Music is one of the most popular features on Amazon Echo, and Spotify has been one of the most requested services, so we’re excited to bring it to our customers today. Now playing your favourite music from Spotify is as easy as asking Alexa.”
At the moment Amazon’s Echo is only available in the U.S. though there are rumours that Amazon are building the service before launching it in other countries. Amazon have been integrating more features regularly since launch, only two days ago it was made possible to order a Domino’s pizza through the cylindrical speaker.
The Amazon Echo is $179.99 from Amazon.