If you happen to’re used to saying “Hey Siri” or “Hey Google” to launch options, Spotify is cooking up a wake phrase you would possibly like.
The phrase itself is not significantly shocking — it is “Hey Spotify.” Based on GSM Arena, it began rolling out to some customers on Android, displaying up by way of a notification. If you happen to faucet on it, you will be prompted to present Spotify permission to file audio in your gadget. After you do this, you can invoke Spotify with phrases reminiscent of “Hey Spotify, play The Beatles.” The characteristic might be turned on and off within the app’s Settings, the place you can even select the voice Spotify will use to talk again to you.
Spotify began testing this characteristic a yr in the past, nevertheless it was solely out there to a small subset of users. I wasn’t in a position to entry it on any of my units, so it does not appear to be globally out there but.
Spotify already has a voice search choice within the U.S., which permits customers to situation voice instructions. The “Hey Spotify” immediate primarily invokes the voice search whereas the Spotify app is open, and when the display is on.
As for the way helpful it actually the brand new characteristic actually is, that is still to be seen. Spotify is built-in with AI assistants reminiscent of Google Assistant and Siri and might be invoked via them, so invoking it straight does not add any new performance. It is potential, nevertheless, that Spotify will add new options later.
We have contacted Spotify to see whether or not the characteristic is rolling out broadly, and can replace this text once we hear again.