Amazon announced that Spotify Premium subscribers in the U.S. can now listen to music on Amazon Echo, operating it by voice commands.
“Additionally, customers can seamlessly switch between playing music on their phone to playing on Echo with Spotify Connect meaning users can listen to music on their headphones and upon walking in the door have Alexa rock the tunes from the Echo,” an Amazon spokesperson tells WebProNews.
“To activate, users will sign into their existing Spotify account in the Alexa app,” they say. “Users can then ask ‘Alexa, play Blink 182 from Spotify’ or ‘Alexa, play Today’s Top Hits from Spotify.’”
Echo has become a major product for Amazon. It’s even the subject of the company’s first-ever Super Bowl commercial, which it teased last week.
Since launching last summer, the device, which lets you add items to a shopping list, and gives you info, music, news, weather, etc., has apparently sold pretty well.
The company said it was the number one best seller across all $100+ products available on Amazon.com on Black Friday.
In November, Amazon Echo was added to the inventories of 3,000 stores throughout the U.S. including The Home Depot, Staples, Sears, Brookstone, Radioshack, Fred Meyer, P.C. Richard & Son, and others.
Last month, The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon will soon release a smaller, portable version of Echo. It’s expected to sell for a lower price than the $180 device that exists.
Spotify support will make the device instantly more appealing to a lot of people.