How to Use Bixby With Spotify

The voice assistant makes it easy to listen to music

Samsung Spotify partnership

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In August of 2018, Samsung and Spotify announced a partnership that made Spotify Samsung's go-to music provider. Spotify is now integrated into newer Samsung mobile devices, including the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, S10 5G, Galaxy Fold, and select Galaxy A Series phones. When you set up your new device, you'll be prompted to add your Spotify login details. There's no need to download an app.

Because of the Samsung-Spotify alliance, it's easy to control Spotify using Bixby, Samsung's smart assistant.

Connect Spotify to your Samsung account to easily log in and play across all your Samsung devices. If you’re already logged in to a Samsung account, you’ll be prompted to link your account from the Spotify app.

How to Use Bixby to Control Spotify

It's simple and easy to use voice commands to control your Spotify music with Samsung Bixby. 

These instructions apply for using Spotify with Bixby on Samsung Galaxy Note8/S8 and above devices.

  1. If you don't already have Spotify on your device, download Spotify on your Samsung phone.

    Spotify comes preinstalled on all Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+,/S10e and Note 10/10+ devices.

  2. Press the Bixby key (a button on the side of your Samsung phone) to open Bixby Assistant Home.

    On the Note10, press and hold the Side Key to launch Bixby Voice.

  3. Swipe left to manage apps

  4. Tap Spotify, then CONNECT ACCOUNT

  5. Log in or sign up for a Spotify account, and continue to allow access. 

  6. Your Spotify account is now linked with Bixby, so you can simply ask the virtual assistant to play something! 

How to Use Spotify With a Bixby Routine

Routines let you set up Bixby to handle various repetitive tasks by understanding certain triggers. If you have a repetitive task involving Spotify, for example, if you play the same Spotify playlist on your way to work each morning, set up a Routine that opens Spotify and plays your morning playlist as soon as you connect to your car's Bluetooth.

Bixby Routines is available only on the Galaxy S10 and later devices.

  1. Go to Settings > Advanced features.

  2. Toggle on the Bixby Routines switch.

  3. Tap Bixby Routines to open your options.

  4. Select the plus sign (+) to set up a new Routine.

  5. Name your new Routine, for example, call it "Morning Playlist."

  6. Add a trigger to your Routine. In this example, you'll select your car's Bluetooth connection from the list.

  7. Select Next and then the plus sign (+).

  8. For your "then" action, Select Play music, then Spotify from the list.

  9. Now, as soon as you connect to your car's Bluetooth, Bixby will have Spotify play your Morning Playlist.