With over 560 million internet users, India is the second-largest online market globally, ranked only behind China. This makes the country a remunerative market for leading service providers. There are numerous music streaming services present in the country, which include Amazon, Gaana, JioSaavn, Wynk, and more. Spotify only launched in India last year, and now it is adding support for Alexa-powered Amazon Echo devices.
This feature wasn't available when the service launched in India, and though users could bypass this by changing location to a supported country, doing so took away the support for local languages and services. Now, the integration, available for both free and premium users, will let users enjoy their playlists and podcasts without any hindrance. To use the service with Alexa in India, follow the steps below:
On the Alexa app, go to “Settings,” select “Music,” click “Link New Service,” and then tap “Spotify” to input your Spotify username and password. Select “Default Services” to set Spotify as your default music service.
Alternatively, you can authorize access using voice by saying "Alexa, enable Spotify." Once the integration is complete, you can say commands in either Hinglish or Hindi, since Amazon's smart assistant supports these languages.
○ “Alexa, play my Daily Mix 1 on Spotify”
○ “Alexa, play Bollywood Acoustic on Spotify”
○ “Alexa, play Chai & Classics on Spotify”
○ “Alexa, play my
playlist from Spotify”
○ “Alexa, play Street Dancer 3D songs on Spotify”
○ “Alexa, play Kabir Singh songs on Spotify”
○ “Alexa, play Malang on Spotify”
○ “Alexa, play Dance Monkey on Spotify”
The Seattle firm added that support for other Alexa-powered devices, including Fire TV and mobile devices, will be added soon.