• Spotify testing voice search within its app

    6 monthes ago - By GSMArena

    Spotify has been testing a new feature on a small number of users - a new voice interface. This voice interface would allow you to open the Spotify app and hit a mic button which would prompt you to make a voice commant like "Play my discover weekly", or "listen to my workout playlist".
    Sure, you can already do this with Google Assistant by ending the command with "listen to... on Spotify" but a native voice search function would allow make for a better experience tailored specifically for finding music, a playlist, a song, or discovering music.
    I spy Spotify laying the foundation for...
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  • Spotify voice control feature pops up amid smart speaker rumours

    Spotify voice control feature pops up amid smart speaker rumours

    6 monthes ago - By Pocket-lint

    Spotify is feeling out a new voice search feature. The feature, which lets you quickly access favourite artists, tracks, albums, and playlists, is appearing inside the service's iOS app for some users. A few news sites have also been given early access to it, and they describe it as a much-welcomed means of navigation in the app. Spotify isn't sharing any information about it, however, which seems to add fuel to the rumours about it developing a smart speaker. Talk of a Spotify-branded smart speaker has been going around for a few months, thanks to recent job adverts that surfaced for a...
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  • Spotify's experimental voice control feature is an excellent end run around Siri

    Spotify's experimental voice control feature is an excellent end run around Siri

    6 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Spotify is testing a voice search feature that lets users more quickly access their favorite artists, tracks, albums, and playlists. The feature, which appears based on a 2017 experiment involving a “ driving mode ,” has begun appearing inside the iOS app for a small number of users. I got early access to the test and tested out the feature set. In short, it's an excellent step forward for navigation in app that has historically required too much tapping and typing to get where you're going.
    Spotify confirmed the test but didn't want to talk about it. “We're always working on improving the...
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  • Spotify tests native voice search, groundwork for smart speakers

    Spotify tests native voice search, groundwork for smart speakers

    6 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    Now Spotify listens to you instead of the other way around. Spotify has a new voice search interface that lets you say “Play my Discover Weekly”, “Show Calvin Harris”, or “Play some upbeat pop” to pull up music.
    A Spotify spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that this is “Just a test for now”, as only a small subset of users have access currently, but the company noted there would be more details to share later. The test was first spotted by Hunter Owens .
    Voice control could make Spotify easier to use while on the go using microphone headphones or in the house if you're not holding your...
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  • Spotify voice controls tease smart speaker potential

    Spotify voice controls tease smart speaker potential

    6 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    Spotify is apparently testing voice control in its mobile app, in advance of what's believed to be a plan to take on HomePod with a Spotify-branded smart speaker. The addition of voice search was spotted in the Spotify for iPhone app, some users have reported today, complete with support for a selection of music-related commands. Chatter of a Spotify speaker...
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