Using Amazon Echo just became easier and more fun today as Amazon and Spotify announced that Spotify premium subscribers in the United states can now play their favorite music effortlessly on Amazon Echo. All you have to do is tell Alexa to play a particular genre, playlist or artist, like, you could say, “Alexa play Adele on Spotify” or “Alexa play my pop playlist on Spotify”.
Spotify is an award-winning digital music service which on demand, gives you over 30million tracks. Their dream is to make all the world’s music available instantly to everyone, everywhere, anytime it is wanted. They make it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music while making sure that artists get a fair deal.
Spotify connect is also supported by Amazon Echo. This allows users to transfer their music experience and control from the Spotify app to Echo effortlessly, however, a Spotify premium subscription is required for this function. If you’re not a Spotify subscriber, you have the liberty to choose from some other services of which Echo has capabilities for, like; Amazon music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Prime music and Tuneln. Spotify premium subscribers can listen to any song in the Spotify catalog on Echo. If you don’t have Spotify premium, new users can try Spotify for free for 30 days by visiting www.spotify.com.
In partnership with American actor Alec Baldwin, Amazon is hoping to show millions of people what Echo is all about during the Super Bowl 50 on the 7th of February.
We are 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 voices at home.
Echo is Bluetooth-enabled so you can stream other music services from your phone or tablet. You can also Pause and skip tracks using voice commands while music is playing. It will interest you to know that new skills are being added weekly.
“Now playing your favorite music from Spotify is as easy as asking Alexa”. Said Toni Reid, Amazon Director. “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”.
Spotify, launched in September 2008 by Swedish startup Spotify AB, is a Swedish commercial music streaming, podcast and video service that provides digital rights management–protected content from record labels and media companies. Music can be browsed or searched by artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label. It is available in most of the Americas, Western Europe and Oceania.
As of June 2015 Spotify had more than 75 million active users, including about 20 million paid users. The parent company Spotify Ltd. is headquartered in London, while Spotify AB handles research and development in Stockholm.
Amazon.com, commonly known just as Amazon is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. It is the largest internet based retailer in the US, which started as an online bookstore and diversified to sales of DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, software, video games, toys and so much more. They produce consumer electronics like Fire tablets, Fire TV, Fire phones, Amazon kindle e-book reader and it is the world’s largest provider of cloud infrastructure service (laaS). It’s product the Amazon Echo is a wireless speaker and voice command device. The device responds to the name “Alexa”; this “wake word” can be changed by the user to either “Amazon” or “Echo”. The device is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic and other real time information. It can also control several smart devices.