INTRO: The popular music streaming app Spotify on Friday said that its streaming service is now compatible with Amazon Alexa on Echo devices in India. All of this suggests that Spotify users can within the country can now stream music and podcasts on Amazon Echo smart speakers and displays by simply selecting the service as their streaming platform of choice. The feature is out there to premium subscribers also as free users, the corporate said.
To set up Spotify on Amazon Alexa, you’ll get to attend the Alexa app and tap on the ‘Menu’ icon on the top-left corner. From there, attend ‘Settings’. Then scroll down and tap on ‘Music’. Select the ‘Link New Service’ option and choose ‘Spotify’ on the subsequent page. You’ll then need to enter your Spotify username and password to link your account with Alexa. you’ll also set Spotify as your default music service if you would like.
Once the setup is completed, you’ll use the Alexa command ‘Alexa, Spotify connects’ to sync your Echo device with the music streaming service. Spotify says users are going to be ready to request music by artist, album, track, and genre. they’re going to even be ready to play tracks from curated and private playlists, also like podcasts. The Alexa skill is capable of taking requests in English, Hindi, and ‘Hinglish’, the corporate said.
Examples of Alexa commands to play Spotify playlists include “Alexa, play my Daily Mix 1 on Spotify” or “Alexa, play Bollywood Acoustic on Spotify”. To play some particular songs, the users may say “Alexa, play Dance Monkey on Spotify”. You will also set alarms with music from Spotify. Spotify Connect also will be an option for Amazon Echo users, the corporate said.