The futuristic Amazon Echo has been getting update after update for months, but today it’s getting one huge new integration, Spotify streaming.
While you’ve always been able to use the service via a connected smartphone over Bluetooth, you can now access it directly from the Echo itself using a simple voice command. You will need to be a premium subscriber in order to use it however, so do keep that in mind.
If you want to start streaming, just ask Alexa to “play (insert artist here) on Spotify.” The Echo will even show up with Spotify Connect on your smartphones, tablets, or computers which is perhaps my personal favorite addition.
Does this make you want to purchase an Amazon Echo? If so, you can pick it up on Amazon for $179 here.