Sonos today confirmed to The Verge that customers can now play music from Spotify on its speakers with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. To enable Spotify, users must choose it as their preferred service inside the Alexa app. Once that’s done, you can tell Alexa to play your full collection of Spotify playlists, artists, albums, and songs.
The addition of Spotify addresses one of my main gripes with the Sonos One, the company’s first speaker with integrated mics for Alexa. At launch, the One couldn’t play music from Spotify with voice; you had to start playing from the Sonos or Spotify app and then could use voice for skipping tracks or adjusting volume.
Separately, Sonos has recently been working with streaming partners to give more apps control over its hardware. Both Pandora and Tidal can now play music directly to Sonos speakers.