Spotify is making itself even more easily accessible by allowing voice commands through Google Assistant. Spotify, the popular music streaming service, has been in the news recently for other good reasons, including its recently added Spotify Student Hulu Bundle. Spotify is now upping its game with additional voice control features. Previously, Spotify could be controlled through certain devices, like Google Home and Amazon Echo. With Google Home, users could link their Spotify account through Google home and use the “OK Google” command to play music, change the volume, ask what was being played, and more. With Amazon Echo, users could add their Spotify account in the Alexa app and ask Alexa to play certain songs or playlists, control the volume, and more. Without these devices, it was less simple to access Spotify with just a voice.
Spotify’s recent announcement is exciting for everyone who likes to listen to music hands-free. Now that Spotify will be controlled through Google Assistant, its voice features will be accessible to more people than ever. The feature will be coming out over the next couple of weeks and will work through Google Assistant on any Android device that supports it. Google Assistant on Android devices uses the same kind of commands as Google Home. You’ll be able to link your Spotify account through Google Assistant and make it the default music service, then start your commands with “OK Google” to get the music playing. You’ll be able to ask for music, start playlists, change the volume, and more. Best of all, this is available to both Free and Premium Spotify members, so you don’t even have to sign up for a paid plan to use it.
The expansion of their voice control ability is great news for people who want to multi-task or aren’t able to keep their device handy while listening to music. For instance, someone using a Bluetooth speaker will be able to leave their device on the coffee table while they clean, changing songs without having to turn off the vacuum or stop washing dishes. It will add an extra bit of convenience for those who don’t want to have to keep their phone nearby while they rock out. Keep an eye out for Spotify voice control to hit your Google Assistant soon.