Spotify today released its first application ever for Android TV. The app will enable Android TV owners to browse and listen to their music on the biggest screen in their home. The app is live now and readily available for download from the Google Play Store. It does require Android TV version 5.0 or above.
Until today, users who wanted to access Spotify on Android TV had to go with a third party client called Emma for Spotify. That client required a premium account so it was already useless for a majority of Spotify users.
The app itself is called Spotify Music for Android TV. It will enable users, regardless of whether they’re on the paid or free tier, to check their albums, playlists, tracks as well as discover new music on the TV. The app takes advantage of the big screen real estate offered by TVs to put album artwork front and center.
Spotify has said that the app works with most Android TV models, you can check the list of compatible TVs to make sure if yours supports this app.
Head over to the Google Play Store to get the app on your Android TV. Even though it’s mentioned that a gamepad controller is required, many users have left reviews on the Play Store to confirm that it works just fine without the controller.