The service is one that enables premium subscribers to the overall ad-free version of the streaming brand to direct the tunes to play out of their set-top boxes, with Amazon TV now joining that list of available carriers… at least in America.
Spotify Connect is noted as being able to ‘transmit music’ between one device and another through a WiFi connection regardless of whether or not the receiving product has a Spotify app installed.
An official Spotify blog post on the matter explained: “From today, music lovers in the US can enjoy Spotify on their Amazon Fire TV using their mobile or tablet as a remote. Using Spotify Connect on your Amazon Fire TV allows you to control your music using the Spotify app on your mobile or tablet. You can seamlessly switch your favorite music from your mobile to the TV and continue to make calls, use other smartphone apps and go out of wifi range, all without interrupting the music.”
Joining a selection of ‘Spotify Connect’ hardware partners that includes Denon, Panasonic, Pioneer, Revo, Samsung, Sony, and Yamaha, will Spotify Connect be a much-used service for Amazon TV users, or a one-time niche at best?