Spotify on Friday Declared that both its Premium and free tier Readers can Currently Utilize the music streaming service with Alexa on Amazon Echo Apparatus in India.
The Swedish firm also detailed several Alexa voice controls that its users can utilise, from playing playlists to podcasts. While for now Alexa support is limited to Amazon Echo devices, Spotify says it will soon be accessible on other Alexa-enabled devices, including Fire TV models and cellular devices.
To install Spotify on Amazon Alexa, customers will need to go to their Alexa program, and visit Settings > Music > Link New Service and then select Spotify. Users will then have to key in their Spotify username and password. If users want to create Spotify their default music support on the Amazon Echo device, they can also empower Default Services.
When the user has connected their Spotify account with Alexa, they can use the Spotify app to play with content in their Alexa apparatus by stating”Alexa, Spotify connect”, thus creating the Alexa device discoverable from the music streaming app. Alternatively, users can search for Devices Available on the now playing screen of this Spotify app, then select the Echo device they wish to listen to.
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Spotify had originally added support for Amazon Echo devices back in 2016, but only for premium contributors and in select markets. The streaming service’s free tier users also got access to Alexa-enabled devices in November 2019, however, the same has been restricted to pick markets.
At the moment, the Swedish firm — which competes with Apple Music — said 19 percent of its total monthly active users listen to podcasts, also that it has over 1 million podcasts onto its own platform.
As mentioned, Spotify detailed a bunch of voice commands users can utilise to control the music streaming service on an Amazon Echo device. These are:
- “Alexa, play my Daily Mix 1 on Spotify”
- “Alexa, play Bollywood Acoustic on Spotify”
- “Alexa, play Chai & Classics on Spotify”
- “Alexa, play my <name> playlist from Spotify”
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- “Alexa, play Street Dancer 3D songs on Spotify”
- “Alexa, play Kabir Singh songs on Spotify”
- “Alexa, play Malang on Spotify”
- “Alexa, play Dance Monkey on Spotify”
- “Alexa, play Badshah songs on Spotify”
- “Alexa, play A R Rahman Radio on Spotify”
- “Alexa, play chill tracks on Spotify”
- “Alexa, set alarm for 6 AM with meditation music on Spotify”
- “Alexa, Spotify Connect on Kitchen Echo”
- “Alexa, Spotify connect” and then select the Podcast on the Spotify app. It will play on the connected Echo device.