Spotify now on Amazon Echo wireless speaker

Only Spotify Premium subscribers can make use of the new feature, and the speaker itself is still only available in the US.

But if you do manage to get your hands on one, you can ask Alexa (Amazon’s virtual assistant) to play any playlist, artist or from Spotify’s extensive catalogue.

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The Echo speaker also supports Spotify Connect, so it can be selected from a list of available devices within the Spotify app.

Toni Reid, Director of Amazon Alexa said: “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 today.”

Amazon’s wireless speaker can also stream from Amazon Music, Prime Music, iHeartRadio, Pandora and TuneIn radio, all with Alexa voice-controlled support. It also has Bluetooth built in, so you can stream music from other services too.

Echo is available in the US now for $180, with no word yet on a UK release date.

Amazon has also announced that the original Fire TV can now be updated to Android 5.1 Lollipop, which also brings Amazon Alexa voice-controlled search capabilities. The Fire TV Stick will also get the update at a later date.

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Max is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.