Echo speaker

The Amazon Echo speaker will now officially support Spotify, which means Echo owners and Spotify premium subscribers can stream their music by commanding virtual assistant “Alexa” to play Spotify. Previously you could play Spotify music on the speaker using Bluetooth, but there was no direct device support for Echo within Spotify Connect.

It’s worth noting that Spotify is the first major on-demand streaming music service the Echo supports. The sneakily capable, tubular smart-home-hub-disguised-as-a-speaker already offered music, ebook, and podcast listening through Pandora, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio, as well as Amazon’s own Prime Music and Audible services.