How to Use Bixby With Spotify

The voice assistant makes it easy to listen to music

In August of 2018, Samsung and Spotify announced a partnership that made Spotify Samsung's go-to music provider. When you set up a new Samsung device, you're 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.

Spotify is 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.

A presentation about Samsung working with Spotify
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How to Use Bixby to Control Spotify

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

Connect Spotify to your Samsung account to log in and play across all your Samsung devices. When you're logged in to a Samsung account, you're prompted to link your account from the Spotify app.

  1. If Spotify isn't on the device, download Spotify on your Samsung phone.

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

  2. Press the Bixby key (a button on the side of the 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 tap 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 ask the virtual assistant to play something.

How to Use Spotify With a Bixby Routine

Routines let you set up Bixby to handle repetitive tasks by understanding certain triggers. When you have a repetitive task involving Spotify, for example, if you play the same Spotify playlist on your way to work, set up a Routine that opens Spotify and plays your 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 the 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 the Routine. For example, select the car's Bluetooth connection from the list.

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

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

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