Roku Re-Integrates Spotify and Enables Voice Controls for iHeartRadio, Pandora, and TuneIn

Spotify help was included on Roku units in 2012 earlier than being eliminated final yr after technical points.  Now the streaming service is making a comeback to the world’s hottest TV streaming field.

Roku promised that Spotify would make an look within the Roku OS 9 replace earlier this yr. Now, the corporate resides as much as that promise.

The OS 9 replace is now rolling out to the corporate’s streaming units.

The latest replace will help you management Spotify via the Roku distant or via Spotify join on a telephone, pill, or laptop computer. The solely actual draw back to the brand new replace is that it received’t be accessible for Roku TVs till 2019. However, any Roku machine working eight.2 or above will have the ability to set up the brand new Spotify app from the channel retailer.

The replace seems to be centered round offering a greater music-listening expertise for Roku customers.

OS 9 brings some thrilling enhancements, together with voice controls for iHeartRadio, Pandora, and TuneIn.  The voice management function is unique to the US for now. Roku streaming gamers will have the ability to play stay radio stations, sports activities, information, and podcasts with only a fast question from the consumer like, “Play some traditional rock.”

If you’re curious in case your mannequin Roku participant will get entry to Spotify with the brand new replace, Roku has printed an inventory of units together with the discharge notes.  All Roku TVs are anticipated to obtain OS 9, although as talked about that received’t occur till 2019.