The battle between the platforms of streaming music continues. A day after Amazon Music announced a new level that requires no subscription or monthly payments, now Spotify is expanding the amount of products that are compatible with their level of service free of charge.
This means that, if you have a free account of Spotify, you can add it to your devices with Amazon Alexa, including the full range of speakers Echo and Fire TV. Also you can now use Spotify on any speaker smart Bose via Spotify Connect, use the application Spotify as a remote control.
The news comes shortly after Spotify announced that their free service would work with the products of Sonos. Now that Spotify Free works with Alexa, any customer of Sonos you have chosen to use Alexa as their voice assistant, either in a speaker smart Sonos or using a product of the line Echo, you can use Alexa to play music from a free account of Spotify.
These movements expand significantly the potential audience of Spotify, as it seeks to grow its service in the face of growing competition. Until recently, it required a premium account of Spotify if you wanted to use the music streaming service on another device that is not a smart phone or a computer.
For the moment, the integration of Alexa only works for subscribers in the united States, Australia and New Zealand, but is soon expected to spread to other markets. The compatibility of Bose is not geographically restricted. Interestingly, despite this new expansion device, the Google Assistant is not yet compatible with Spotify Free.
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