You Can Now Stream Spotify Free Music On Alexa-Supported Smart Speakers
Aadhya Khatri - Nov 21, 2019
The support is for users in Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S. For other countries, Spotify subscribers can enjoy the benefit via Bose's or Sonos's
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Amazon Echo and Spotify have been working closely with each other since 2016, but to bring convenience to premium subscribers only. That is no longer the case as Spotify is now available for users of the free tier to stream music via all smart speakers supporting Alexa.
The support is for users in Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S. In other countries, Spotify subscribers can access this benefit with speakers from Bose or Sonos.
This news is revealed days after Amazon took another step to challenge Spotify in the music streaming market. Now, the music service of the company is free, no matter what device and operating system users use, iOS, Android, or Fire TV.
Amazon’s music service has one shortcoming that makes it less compelling than some other competitors'. Its library has only two million tracks, so the service is more suitable for those who only occasionally listen to stations and prefer curated playlists.
However, after Amazon’s decision to make its service free of charge, the stocks of Spotify dropped by nearly 5%.
The stock of 50 million songs of Spotify is still a major draw for users when it comes to free music streaming service. Plus, its ability to recommend tracks based on each user’s preference and liking remains a handy function that pulls in listeners.
However, Spotify’s opponents are not Amazon alone. Other prominent players on the market are YouTube Music and Apple Music. In prominent markets like India and China, it also faces tough competition from local companies.
Another potential competitor is the upcoming service from ByDance, the owner of TikTok, which targets markets like India, Brazil, and Indonesia.