Enjoy Your Spotify Free Account on Connected Speakers
If you’re a free-tier Spotify user, you’ve been SOL trying to link your connected speaker (like Amazon Echo or Google Home) to your Spotify account. That’s changing. Spotify recently announced that their free-tier subscribers will soon be able to join the party through Spotify Connect-sporting speakers. A smart move if your goal is to entice the 55 percent of Spotify accounts currently using it the service for free to become Premium customers. And it is. This new integration will require hardware companies to switch to the new software development kit (SDK) called eSDK 3. We imagine companies will be happy to do so and quickly.
“The release of our new eSDK will change the game for Spotify’s Free users who want to enjoy music on their connected speakers. We look forward to supporting our partners over the coming months as they update existing speakers and bring new products to market.”