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Control Spotify soon with the voice command ‘Hey Spotify’

We know voice commands from the Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa or Siri. Spotify now comes with its own voice assistant. However, do not expect extensive possibilities. Hey Spotify is only used in the app of the music streaming service and can only be used for music. So you can forget about asking what the weather forecast is for the coming week.

The command only works when the app is open and the screen is on. You can say the command Hey Spotify or click on the microphone to open the built-in voice assistant.

Hey Spotify needs to roll out worldwide

The new feature appears to be rolling out worldwide. You will receive a message in the app when the new feature is available to you. You still have to set this to active in the settings. We only expect an option for the English language, by the way. When you activate the function, you agree to the music streaming service to save your commands. That can be a thing for some users in connection with privacy.

Is it helpful? Finally, you can also have a specific song, album or artist played via the music streaming service via Google Assistant. Whether this is really an addition that we are waiting for is the question. Let’s say for the enthusiast.

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