[Amazon Echo] Alexa controls via Spotify Connect

There should be a way for any Echo to control a remote spotify connect.

say my speaker that has spotify connect and is playing Elvis. I should be able to use any Echo to change that remote speakers playlist,song,artist etc. The new playlist, song, artist etc will start be playing on that remote spotify connect but controlled by any Echo.

 

August

Updated on 2017-11-27

Hey folks! We have some news about controlling your Sonos devices with Amazon Echo. This week, Sonos confirmed their devices are to receive an update that allows users to play music from Spotify on its speakers via Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. The update will be rolling out gradually over the coming weeks, with Google Assistant support to follow in 2018.

This idea is still marked as 'Not Right Now' because we can't comment on third-party partnerships with our Connect partners. Thanks!

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Rock Star 28
Rock Star 28
Status changed to: New Idea
Updated: 2016-06-20

Marked as new idea and edited the title slightly to make it easier to find via search. ;)



maestro72x
Casual Listener

Thanks!!!

port-glen
Newbie

Would love to see this... 

Controlling Spotify connect on my third party speaker with Alexa would be great! 

evilangelic
Newbie

I literally bought Echo thinking it could do this... very disappointed -_- Please make it happen ASAP

astrocub
Regular

I thought I could do this too.  Please make it happen. I use my PC for Spotify and would love voice control!

evilangelic
Newbie
It's crazy, I have Siri to change colour of my lights (i.e. say 'hot
pink' ;) ), Alexa for smart home devices & spotify in rooms, Cortana to
do spotify whilst on PC... OK Google for traffic & directions (since
Alexa only knows one route).
I just need Alexa on the echo devices as they have proper microphone
arrays for voice control.
astrocub
Regular
You can make Alexa do your he automation and lights if you buy a smart
things hub by Samsung.

maestro72x
Casual Listener
Not the same.. yes I have the wink hub.. I am talking about Spotify connect.
GilbertRyle
Newbie

I'd like Alexa to be able to handoff a Spotify session to another device too. Say I'm listening to my Echo in the kitchen but I'm moving to the living room where I have a Chromecast connected to my hifi. I should be able to say something like,  'Alexa, transfer music to Living Room Chromecast' and Spotify stops playing on the Echo and starts playing on the Chromecast. 

Giacecco
Music Fan

I would consider this as a bug rather than an "idea", Also because asking Alexa to play something *always* overrides whatever the Spotify Connect settings are, and returns the audio to the Echo device from whatever other device it was playing from.

 

In other words, to reproduce:

 

a) start some music on the Echo, e.g. asking "alexa play deadmouse"

b) using Spotify on desktop, take control and play from the desktop

c) ask alexa to play something else, and the music will go back to the Echo

 

This clearly is not a feature.

 

The Nest "skill" addresses a similar matter, as when you ask alexa to set the temperature of some room in the house, you need to specify the name of the Nest thermostat, e.g. "alexa set living room temperature to 18" (the thermostat's name is "living room"). Spotify could do "alexa play deadmouse on giacecco's laptop" (my laptop's name is "giaceccos-laptop"). I know the phonetics of it could be a problem for the people with eccentric nicknames, but that's another story.