Starting today, Spotify Free users all over the world can now also stream music to their favourite smart speakers, including those from Amazon, Sonos, and Bose. At the same time, Spotify Free users in Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S. can also ask Alexa to play their Spotify playlists on their Amazon Echo or Fire TV devices.
Users can set up Spotify Connect with their Sonos or Bose smart speakers and sound bars directly from the Spotify app. Spotify Connect works with all Sonos speakers, including the new Sonos Move.
Through Spotify Connect, you can use Spotify on your smartphone or desktop as a remote to control your music. For a complete list of all the smart devices that allow free users to stream their favourite music, click here.
To play music using your Smart Speaker through Spotify Connect, first make sure that your Sonos or Bose system is updated to the latest firmware. Then open the Spotify app on your phone, laptop or tablet. Play any song, then select the “devices” icon. Finally, select the device you want to stream from and start listening.
To learn how to link your Spotify account to your Alexa device, or set Spotify as your default music player, visit this link.