Spotify launches Group Sessions for socially-distanced streaming with friends
What you need to know
- Spotify has released Group Session, a new feature that'll make it easier to share a music experience with friends from a distance.
- Aimed at Premium subscribers, group features will allow two or more users to control a single queue.
- It's currently in beta and will continually evolve over time.
Spotify is launching Group Sessions, a feature of the app that will let Premium users stream music with each other. It was spotted in testing last year but will now be made available broadly going forward.
As reported by 9to5Mac, the company made the announcement this morning:
Spotify earlier this year noted that users are sharing more of their music as more and more cities go on lockdown.
"We've seen an increase in collaborative playlists during this time frame, allowing people to connect over shared music and have virtual jam sessions together," the company shared in a late March blog post. Group sessions are an easy way to build on this momentum. Seeing as the feature already exists, and the audience is captive, now's as good a time as any.
Group Sessions appears to be as easy to pick up as the rest of Spotify, here's how to use it:
As it's being rolled out over time, not all users will have it immediately.
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