5 Best Smart Speakers for Spotify Music Fans

Posted by Adam Gorden on May 07, 2019 2:15 PM.

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The technological age has officially arrived: smart speakers trend a few years ago. Due to the virtual personal assistant built in, they can provide more intellectualized services for people. With the connection to your Wi-Fi network or the accepting of your voice commands, smart speakers can serve as a centralized resource for entertainment, information and others.

Listening to music has never been easier for us, thanks to the arrival of streaming services like Spotify. The joining of smart speakers makes things better, so simply speaking a command is enough to start your favorite track playing.

There dozens of smart speakers on the market, so picking the best one keeps getting tougher. You need to decide which speaker has features important to you. If you value audio quality above all else, what's the right smart speaker for you? In this article, you'll find five best smart speakers and know how to play Spotify Music on your speaker.

Part 1. Introduction to Best Home Speakers
Part 2. Comparison of Five Best Smart Speakers
Part 3. Tutorial to Play Spotify Music on Speakers

Know about Best Buy Speakers

1. Apple HomePod

Apple HomePod is the best-sounding smart speaker around. While other companies focused on the smarts, Apple clearly decides to focus more on the audio part than the smart part. It has seven internal tweeters in its base and a four-inch woofer towards the top, as well as six microphones used for voice control and acoustic optimization.

The audio quality gets even better if you put two HomePods together as a stereo pair, which makes for a deeply immersive experience. Siri is not as advanced as Alexa in some ways but excels when it comes to music, especially if you have a subscription to Apple Music.

2. Sonos One

Sonos speakers are sensationally good. Although the One is tiny and, it has the great advantage that you can add to the system when inclination or budget allows. The One features two Class-D amplifiers, a subwoofer, a tweeter and six far-field microphones. When pairing two together, they are the audio equal of the Apple HomePod.

The Sonos One comes with Alexa support, but Google Assistant support is on the way at some point this year. With Alexa, you can use voice commands for both Spotify and Amazon Music, but the speaker itself is compatible with a whole host of music subscription services.

3. Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo Connects to the Alexa voice Service to play music, ask questions, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, news, sport scores, weather, and more --- instantly. All you have to do is ask.

Echo has an enhanced speaker that now features Dolby processing for improved immersive sound. It has seven microphones and beaming forming technology so it can hear you from across the room ---- even while music is playing. When you want to use Echo, just say the wake word "Alexa" and Echo responds instantly.

4. Google Home Max

Google Home Max is very strong on audio. It doesn't have the musical subtlety and detail of the HomePod, but it's a powerful, impressive speaker with plenty of bass and doesn't sound distorted even at high volumes. It's a great party speaker and is designed as a hi-fi replacement. Sometimes, especially with the music up reasonably loud, it takes a few times to make yourself heard with your next command. But unlike the HomePod, it has a wide range of radio stations you can tune into easily.

Amazon has an extensive fleet of Echo speakers. but none of them are built specifically for music. Google, on the other hand, has the Home Max. It's a Google Assistant smart speaker that is all about giving you the best music experience possible while on Google's turf.

5. Marshall Stanmore II Voice

Among hardcore audiophiles, the Marshall name carries significant weight. Its Stanmore II Voice smart speaker is a big deal, bringing Marshall's know-how into 2019. There are actually two versions, one for Alexa and one for Google Assistant. You're not going to be able to switch between the two systems on the same speaker, like you will be able to do with the Sonos One (eventually) - worth bearing in mind.

See Which One is More Suitable for You

  Apple HomePod Sonos One Amazon Echo Google Home Max Marshall Stanmore II Voice
Price $299 $199 $65 $299 $399
Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Portable No No No No No
Multi-room Support Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Speakerphone Yes No No Yes No
Voice Control Apple Siri Amazon Alexa Amazon Alexa Google Assistant Google Assistant
Music Streaming Options Apple Music (other options unknown) Amazon Prime Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, others Amazon Prime Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, others Google Play Music, YouTube Music, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn Google Play Music, YouTube Music, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn

How to Stream Your Favorite Spotify Music on Speakers

Method 1. Spotify Premium: Play Spotify Music on Your Speaker

If you have subscribed to Spotify premium plan, you can straightly enjoy your music from Spotify on your speaker. But make sure that your speaker is compatible with Spotify. You need to launch the related app for the speaker and then connect your Spotify account to the app. So, you can play Spotify music on your speaker.

Method 2. Spotify Free: Play Spotify Music on Your Speaker

As mentioned above, only premium users can play Spotify music on their speakers. But Spotify users still get chance to stream Spotify on their speakers without upgrading to premium membership. As you should know, Spotify use DRM to protect free users from downloading Spotify songs offline. That's the reason why you cannot play Spotify music free on your speaker.

However, after getting rid of DRM from Spotify music, you can stream Spotify music on your speaker once and for all. Fortunately, ViWizard Spotify Music Converter is a good Spotify DRM removal tool that can remove DRM from Spotify and download Spotify songs and playlists to MP3 and other DRM-free formats. Then, you are able to play Spotify on your speaker or other common players even if you are using Spotify free.

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Now the following guide will show you how to play Spotify music on your speaker with Spotify free under the help of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter step by step.

Step 1Drag Spotify files to ViWizard

drag spotify songs

Launch ViWizard Spotify DRM Converter and it will load the Spotify desktop app simultaneously. Once it's loaded, go to Spotify store to find any track, album or playlist that you want to play on your speaker. Then Simply add the song to the program by drag-and-drop.

Step 2Define output profile

set output profile

Once the Spotify songs are imported to ViWizard, you should click the top menu > Preferences to enter the output settings window, where you can set output format, bit rate and sample rate, as well as the conversion speed all according to your requirements.

Step 3Start downloading and converting Spotify songs

download music from spotify

When everything is set OK, simply click the Convert button at the bottom right and it will begin to download music from Spotify while saving the tracks to DRM-free formats without losing any original quality. Once downloaded, you'll find those Spotify songs in history folder that are ready to be streamed to your speaker.

Now you can play the Spotify music you converted by ViWizard Spotify Music Converter on your speaker through the related app for the speaker.

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