Microsoft last week ended the Groove Music subscription and recommended users to use Spotify. The Cortana integration for Groove Music library also ended with end of services to the Groove Music application.
With Microsoft already made Spotify available for Groove Music users, the company’s Digital Assistant has now picked up Spotify integration for Windows 10 devices. The Spotify Integration is available for users with Creators Update and above but users would need to link their Spotify account for the Cortana Integration.
Spotify account users, free or premium will now be able to control music via voice commands with their voice. You will be able to Play music, Play weekly playlist music and more by just saying “Hey Cortana Play weekly playlist music”.
Users will also be able to ask Cortana “what’s Playing” while the music is playing in the background. You would need to use “Hey Cortana what’s playing” as the voice command to ask Cortana to show what music is currently being played.
This Spotify integration functionality was introduced by the Redmond Giant in the company’s latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build 17063 couple of weeks ago. More and more users are now being able to use the integration functionality on their Windows 10 PC updated to Creators Update and above.
For the integration to work you would need to set up your Spotify account by going to the Music section of Cortana’s notebook. We would also like to remind our users that the Integration feature is only available for US Windows 10 users.