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Spotify Testing Voice Control of App

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Spotify is testing voice control of their iOS app. Casey Newton of The Verge got a chance to try it out:

    Tap it and you’ll get a brief walkthrough of the search feature, which is currently available only in English. After giving Spotify access to your phone’s microphone, you can tap the mic icon and speak your command. If Spotify understands you, it will begin playing the song, artist, album, or playlist you want.

  2. merkky


    Since Spotify is a Swedish company my guess is that this is a reaction to Swedens hard stance against using your phone while driving. A new law just came into effect that says you can't hold a phone in your hand while driving. Don't know about the rest, I never use my phone for any form of social behaviour while driving except from taking calls, which you can easily just use a headset for. But I still use Spotify for music every single time I drive, and sometimes you just want to change your tune. Voice control for Spotify could remedy that.
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  3. Jack Wilmott

    Self-described freestyle wizard poet.

    I dont normally get excited about technology but this feature makes me wet.

    The amount of times i have considered switching to apple music just so i can use voice control while driving to change playlist.
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  4. Snoblin

    Goblin Person Prestigious

    I really just want them to bring lyrics back?
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