For the time being, the streaming tool, Spotify, will only be available to premium users.
Spotify is one of the most widely used music streaming services today and also allows the use of various voice assistants.
The streaming service is currently testing its new assistant, but it has two major disadvantages compared to other voice assistants: it can only be used within Spotify.
Why a voice assistant if there are so many?
Creating a voice assistant for the service does not seem to be the most necessary thing to do, because as mentioned before, many can be used with Spotify and the vast majority are compatible with the application.
But the decision to have its assistant, which has been talked about since March last year, is because the application is working on launching its device. It is a car player, as reported by The Verge portal.
This first Spotify car hardware is called Car Thing and will work via Bluetooth.
How does the Spotify voice assistant work?
The function is currently only available to some users, who are premium and are notified by notification of the new tool.
To use it, it is necessary to be inside the platform and have the screen turned on, otherwise, it will not work.
Through the voice command “Hey, Spotify”, the search of all the content you have on the platform will be activated.
The tool will be available for both Android and iOS devices.
Spotify Assistant with Alexa
- Amazon Echo
- Amazon Echo Dot
- Facebook Portal / Portal+
- All Sonos players
Pair Spotify with Alexa
- Download and open the Alexa app.
- Go to the menu on the top left.
- Select Settings and then Music.
- Select Spotify and then select Link account with Alexa.
- Sign in to your account