Spotify is testing a voice navigation feature that lets users search for and play songs, albums, and playlists in the music streaming service’s iOS app. The feature, which was first reported by TechCrunch, is found under the Spotify app’s Search tab, but it’s currently only available to a small number of users.
I didn’t realize it but I checked and am one of those who have this. From what I’ve seen thus far it actually works pretty well.
I long pressed on the search icon, asked it to “play my Daily Mix” and it launched one of my daily mixes right away.
Spotify’s experiment with voice commands is notable because rumors have been circulating that it is developing a smart speaker to compete with offerings from Apple, Amazon, and Google.