Spotify has been testing a new feature on a small number of users a new voice interface. This voice interface would allow you to open the Spotify app and hit a mic button which would prompt you to make a voice commant like Play my discover weekly, or listen to my workout playlist.
Sure, you can already do this with Google Assistant by ending the command with listen to … on Spotify but a native voice search function would allow make for a better experience tailored specifically for finding music, a playlist, a song, or discovering music.
I spy @Spotify laying the foundation for a smart speaker pic.twitter.com/n1slxIFUNA
Hunter Owens (@owens) March 14, 2018
This test was first found by Twitter user Hunter Owens who included screenshots into a tweet. A Spotify representative confirmed to Tech Crunch that this is a test for now. Currently, only a small number of users have access to the voice interface in the app.
A voice interface would make it easier to find certain playlists or music genres when you dont feel like rummaging through tabs and lists of genres. Theres a vast collection of music on Spotifys database and a voice input would make it much easier to find recommendations and songs.
Tech Crunch speculates that Spotify might even be able to use the voice interface for developing a smart speaker in the future. It would need to be more compelling than the already-available smart speakers that are compatible with the streaming service. Currently, Amazon Echo and Google Home devices are natively compatible with Spotify.