Hey Spotify: Streaming giant launches new voice command in the U.S.

Apr 2021  RadioWorks Blog

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Spotify has officially launched “Hey Spotify”, a new voice-controlled experience for listeners in the U.S. Much like with Alexa, Siri and other voice assistants, Spotify’s new feature unlocks a hands-free listening experience that offers an easier, more versatile way to navigate the app and search for music and podcast favourites.

Once “Hey Spotify” is enabled, listeners will be able to search, discover and play countless songs, artists, genres and podcasts with a simple voice command. Spotify says that even if you forget the name of a specific song, “just asking Spotify to play a particular artist or genre will get you to music you’ll love. Or, if you’re in the mood for podcasts, jump back into your latest listening binge by asking for your favourite shows.”

Spotify has stated that “Hey Spotify” recently started rolling out to some listeners in the U.S. across iOS and Android devices, with more to follow over the next few weeks.” According to Tech Crunch, it is currently available for both Free and Premium subscribers however, it is still unclear whether the new feature will be rolled out globally. In the meantime, we’ll be waiting for more information from Spotify and will update you when we know more.


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