Spotify Premium subscribers can listen to any song in the Spotify
catalog on Echo
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 4, 2016--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)— Amazon today announced that Spotify Premium subscribers
in the U.S. can now listen to their music on Amazon Echo—just ask Alexa
to play any playlist, artist, genre and more from Spotify’s catalog. And
because Echo also supports Spotify Connect, customers can effortlessly
transfer and control their listening experience from the Spotify app to
Echo—just select Echo from the list of available devices within the
Spotify app. If you don't have Spotify Premium, new users can try
Spotify Premium free for 30 days by visiting: www.spotify.com/premium.
“We’re extremely pleased that Spotify Premium subscribers can now listen
to their favorite music on Amazon Echo,” said Ian Geller, Global Head of
Hardware at Spotify. “Creating innovative experiences is core to our
mission. We know our users will love controlling music with their voice
“Now playing your favorite music from Spotify is as easy as asking
Alexa,” said Toni Reid, Director, Amazon Alexa. “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
Additionally, Echo customers can play music from Amazon Music, Prime
Music, iHeartRadio, Pandora, and TuneIn. Simply ask Alexa for an artist,
song, genre, playlist, or station, and once music is playing you can
pause and skip tracks using voice commands. Echo is also
Bluetooth-enabled so you can stream other music services from your phone
Amazon Echo is hands-free and always ready, and with seven microphones
and beam-forming technology, it can hear you from across the room—even
while music is playing. Alexa—the brain behind Echo—is built in the
cloud, so it’s always getting smarter. Echo also offers hands-free voice
control for information from Wikipedia and the web, weather, timers and
alarms, news, shopping/to-do lists, sports updates and scores, smart
home features, Audible books, calendar entries, IFTTT, and much
more—with new skills being added every week.
Amazon Echo is currently available for $179.99 at Amazon.com and other
retail locations across the U.S. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/echo.
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Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you
on-demand access to over 30 million tracks. Our dream is to make all the
world’s music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever you
want it. Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage and share
music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal.
Spotify is now available in 58 markets globally with more than 75
million active users, and over 20 million paying subscribers.
Since its launch in Sweden in 2008, Spotify has driven more than US$3bn
to rights holders. Spotify is now the second biggest source of digital
music revenue for labels in Europe, and the biggest and most successful
music streaming service of its kind globally.
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