How to Use Cortana to Control Spotify


Sep 18, 2017

Since its Groove service was discontinued on December 31st, 2017, Microsoft has turned to its Spotify integration as a replacement. Starting with the Windows 10 April (version 1803) update, users can now use Cortana to control music playback from Spotify.
In this guide, we will show you how to control Spotify using voice commands with Cortana.

1. Create a Spotify Account
Go to and click Sign up to create an account. A free account will do. If you already have a Spotify account you may skip this step.

2. Download the Spotify App
Open the Microsoft Store by clicking the Windows key and scrolling down to and clicking the Microsoft Store icon. Use the search bar to find and install the Spotify App.

3. Link Your Spotify Account
Click the microphone icon in Cortana -> Click Notebook -> Click the Manage Skills tab -> Music -> Spotify ->Link.

This will open the Connect to a Service window where you will be required to log in to your Spotify account. Once you have successfully logged in with the username and password you created in step one, you should see “Connected” appear below the Spotify icon.

4. Issue Voice Commands
Click the microphone icon in Cortana followed by a voice command. Cortana can understand a wide range of voice commands. Some examples include:
• Play rock music
• Play songs by (Artist name)
• Play dance music
• Open Spotify
• Play song with the lyrics (say song lyrics)


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