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Cortana integration for Windows 10

I think a very great feature for Spotify would be integration for one of Windows 10's most exciting features, Cortana. For example, you should be able to say "Hey Cortana, play Hold My Hand by Jess Glynne on Spotify" and it would not only open Spotify, if it wasn't already open, but it would also search through your music (or all of Spotify if needed) for the song (in this case, Jess Glynne's Hold My Hand) and play it.


Here are some additional technical thoughts on how this would work:

  • The addition of "on Spotify" to the voice command would differentiate requests to play songs from the computer/the default Windows 10 music app
  • To help streamline the song search process, the command could/would launch a search through Your Music/Songs first before searching all of Spotify, to help reduce the potential to reduce duplicates and the need to mention the artist. For example, if there are multiple songs named "Next to Me" on Spotify, but you only have Emeli Sande's song by that title in Your Music, and that is, presumably, the song you're looking for, it would search Your Music, find Emeli Sande's Next to Me first and play that.

This feature would make things a lot easier for me, as Spotify is my main music player, and I'd like a quicker way to play songs from Spotify in Windows 10 without having to open the app and look for it myself.

Updated on 2018-01-11

Hey folks, Cortana + Spotify integration is now live on Win10 releases from RS2 and later.

You can now use Cortana to control music playback on more of your favorite music apps (EN-US only). Starting with this build, Windows has enabled natural language compatibility for Spotify. This works on both above the lock screen (PC is locked) as well as below!.You can try queries like…

  • Play Christmas music on Spotify
  • Play my discover weekly playlist on Spotify
  • Play <Artist/Track/Title/Genre/Mood> on <AppName>
  • Play some Drake
  • Play Focus music
  • Play Rock music

Once music is playing you can ask Cortana what’s playing like this:

  • Hey Cortana, what’s playing?

Cortana will keep you posted on your tracks.

To start rocking to your favorite tracks just get the latest app update and sign into Spotify in the notebook under the music section.


Thanks for your continued feedback in the Community!

Status changed to: Up for Votes
Updated: 2015-08-03

Marked as new idea.
You might also want to add your kudos to a similar idea about adding support for Cortana on Windows Phone here. 😉


Had this same exact idea and searched for it and now im here. 

Supporting this.

Great idea. I back it too.


Best idea ever 🙂


Yes this would be amazing! Please do this Spotify!


Yes please! This would be a really awesome feature for Spotify.


This would be a very good feature. I'm surprised it isn't a feature already.

Oh boy. I would never give my money to any other music app ever again if this was implemented soon.