Voice control

For: Mobile

Use your voice with Spotify for hands-free play control.

Pick your device for how to switch voice control on or off.

What can you ask?

Use your voice to play, show, save, and control music and podcasts. Check out some examples of each below.

We’re always adding new features and commands, so check back for new additions.

Play or show

Ask to:

  • Play anything to listen instantly.
  • Show anything to see results to choose.

Tip: Play results are based on your listening history. If it's not what you wanted, you can select a different result on-screen or try a different request.

"Hey Spotify, play...

“Hey Spotify, show…

Artists, albums, songs

...Dua Lipa”
...Abbey Road”
...On the road again”


...Crime Junkie”
...Last podcast on the left”


...Discover Weekly”
...The Listening Post”

Genres and moods

...hip hop”
...happy music”


...a podcast”

Something related to what’s playing

...more like this”
...something else”
...this artist”
...this album”

Not working?

  • Check the microphone is on in the app/device settings.
  • Reduce any background noise.
  • Make sure your app/device is online.
  • Try rephrasing your request. Remember to start with “Hey Spotify”.

Your voice data

Spotify uses your voice data to recognize what you say, to understand you better, and to help us provide a response or take an action.

Learn more about your data rights and controls when using voice on Spotify.

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