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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!


Yes Please



why isnt this a thing


Want this so bad.


So I just downloaded Cortana on my phone and wanted to try playing music. When I found that Google Play, which I don't use, is the default player, I tried asking to play through Spotify. It wouldn't so I thought I would search on how to change the default. It led me here. I would think that it would be more of a Cortana issue and be changed with Microsoft rather than Spotify responsibility to control a Microsoft app. Am I wrong?

Sorry about gravedigging.


This could be shipped with the Win10 UWP app, since UWP apps have native interfaces to Cortana, should the developer chose to integrate Cortana support to apps.


Plus, UWP support would be a really big plus on its own, especially with the leaked - Windows-like controls.


Still not implemented? Pandora already implemented the Cortana feature for windows 10 pc and phone. Come On!


I'd love to have this, especially with the music recognition feature


Google's assistant can do this. Pandora has support for it. Spotify is missing out on some great usability features for people with disabilities as well as average users. At some point, voice commands will probably fall under ADA regulations. Why not get ahead of the ball?


 Really need this!


This would be awesome. I just got Win 10 and am amazed by all Cortana can do, most of all that she always hears what I'm saying correctly.