Two of the most popular tech products, Amazon Echo and Spotify Premium now work together. The streaming music service is now integrated with Echo, Amazon’s connected speaker. Spotify is the first major on-demand streaming music service the Echo supports. Amazon Echo has recently supported the ability to guide you through workouts and now with this integration, it gets smarter.
Echo’s Features with Spotify Premium
Amazon Echo is not just a speaker but also a virtual assistant that is always on and always listening. It can hear you from anywhere in the house because of its seven different microphones and 360 degree omni-directional grille for speaking. It allows you to do shopping lists, read audiobooks, tell you about the weather, find nearby restaurants and lots more. It is one of the most popular Bluetooth speakers available in the market today.
And now, by just spending $10 on Spotify, you will be able to work it with your favorite music service. There, you will also find playlists based on genres, moods and artists you already like. Spotify gives you personalized playlists.
Play Music Directly
From today onwards, music on Echo is getting a boost with a new direct integration between Spotify and Amazon Echo. Spotify’s integration with Amazon Echo will allow its premium subscribers to stream the service using the popular smart speaker. Echo is now able to play music directly from the service but you can take advantage of the feature only when you have a Premium account in the US.
Spotify Premium subscribers who also have an Amazon Echo will now be able to command Echo’s virtual assistant Alexa to “play Spotify”. You can also call up Spotify playlists, artists or genres on the streaming service as well.
The integration allows for native voice command support for Alexa, Echo’s cloud-connected artificial intelligence. When you link your Spotify account with Amazon in the Alexa app, you will be able to stream Spotify tracks to Echo. Also, you will be able to use Spotify Connect to transfer your settings to Echo directly from the app. With Spotify Connect integration, Spotify users can select the Echo from their app to switch control from one to another. Spotify offers 30 days of free Premium membership when you give it a try.
Amazon Echo Integration
Though Amazon Echo is already integrated with several other streaming services such as Amazon Music, Prime Music, iHeartRadio, Pandora and TuneIn but integration with Spotify is a big addition. Spotify is a market leader with 100 million users and over 28 million of those paying. So, the ability to play Spotify can lead to more Amazon Echo purchases. On the other hand, the integration is beneficial from Spotify point of view as well. If you already have Echo and with this feature, you can stream Spotify over the device could become the reason to go for a Spotify Premium subscription. This paid subscription costs $9.99 per month and gives users ad-free listening experience with higher audio quality and offline playback features.
This feature has been one of the most-requested additions from Echo customers. Spotify and Amazon Echo are two incredible products and their integration is a great feature welcomed by Amazon Echo owners and Spotify lovers. This integration could be the start of bigger things for Amazon Echo. You can purchase Amazon Echo at the price of $179.99
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