Spotify launches a few feature called Group Session, that allows two or more of its Premium users to share control over the music being played in the same space. The power of what’s playing in real-time as well as contribute to a collaborative playlist for the group can primarily be on a ‘’party mode’’ for Group session participants.
The company designs it for people spending long hours together, where they now play, work, cook, and more. It can have proper usage of quarantine families and mates at home with Spotify running in their background.
The usage of this feature, is the “host” will tap the bottom-left corner of their Play screen with the Connect menu, then the scannable code that appears on the screen will be shared with their “guests.” The guests then connect the session by scanning the host’s code. Then, by using the Spotify’s built-in controls, they will be able to control, pause, play, skip, and select tracks in the queue. Also, they will be able to add choices of their own to play the next. The changes any guest makes are instantly shown to all participants’ gadgets.
Spotify provides methods for groups to share their best-loved music but for more limited purposes. The company offers a way to create combined playlists with pals, where everybody can add, delete, and reorder tracks. Spotify also provides a Premium Family scheme where members can listen to a customized playlist called Family Mix that unites the music that everybody enjoys.
However, none of these options offer a way to unite in real-time, as Group Session does.
In May 2019, Engineer Jane Manchun Wong had it is first uncovered by noted reverse Group Session feature, which was in testing since the last year. In the month of August, it appeared on others’ accounts, which was reported by others. This feature might be available with some users even before today. It is only now that it has been open to all the premium users over the globe today.
At the time of its growth, in the beginning, Spotify may have visualized the feature as a method to make its app spread rapidly, as users would download Spotify to subscribe to a party playlist — possibly by scanning a code that popped up on the party host’s TV, for example. But with the current situation prevailing of coronavirus restricted meetings and people quarantining themselves at home, the company is instead setting Group Session as a method for families and households to engage themselves.
By creating a feature like this to its Premium subscription, Spotify is hoping to inspire more of its users who are free to make the jump of its, music-on-demand streaming device. It’s a good time for this kind of push, too.
More people are staying indoors due to the current scenario of COVID 19, and are looking for ways to be amused. Flowing, particularly video, is up. And Spotify says during its earnings in the month of April, it was noticed a double-digit increase over the past few weeks in listening around daily household activities, like cooking, family time, chores, and more.
Spotify today says, about the launching session into the beta for Group sessions being developed and tested. It can be used by premium family accounts and also the ones who share the same Spotify excellent family account. The feature of having the same physical space at this time can support the feature of up to 100 users. It may even stretch beyond people sharing the same expansion in the future.
Group Session is turning out today, so you may not be able to view it today. This feature will be visible to all premium users throughout the world when the rollout gets completed.