Spotify Will Soon Let You Listen Along With Your Friends

Posted on May 31, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Music + Videos, Spotify with 4 Comments

Spotify is taking its Spotify Connect features to the next level with social integration. The company is working on a new feature called Social Listening that will allow users to listen along with their friends.

Spotify already lets you see what your friends are listening to via Friends Activity, but there’s no way to sync playback and listen to exactly what your friend is listening to. This new feature will allow you to connect with your friends and listen to the same things they are listening to, add your own tracks, and even control playback from your phone.

App research Jane Manchun Wong first spotted the upcoming feature, which will work via a code that you simply have to scan. Once you scan your friend’s code, you will be able to listen along with them, add tracks to play next, and control playback. Spotify Connect will also tell you how many people are listening along with you at a time.

You also don’t have to connect to a friend everytime you want to listen along with them — they will instead show up under the “Already Connected” list where you can connect with them much quicker. You’ll also be able to share links that allow others to join you, instead of having to scan the code.

Spotify’s Social Listening feature sounds very promising, and it could be a major hit, especially amongst teens.

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4 responses to “Spotify Will Soon Let You Listen Along With Your Friends”

  1. Daekar

    I can see my wife and I using this during dance practice if the sync is precise... a couple pairs of earbuds and we could work on what we wanted to regardless of what is coming over the studio system.

    I could also see us using our phones to play the same thing instead of dragging along a bluetooth speaker.

    If the sync isn't precise... meh.

    • Rob_Wade

      In reply to Daekar:

      Even for this type of niche situation, I see it as far too much work for little value. When I'm working on choreography for a show, I need to FEEL the music, not just hear it. There something so very clinical about trying to dance with earphones.

      • bleeman

        In reply to Rob_Wade:

        The other issue is even if you wanted to share with friends they all have to be on Facebook as it appears they are the only friends that Spotify recognizes.

  2. Rob_Wade

    I just don't care what my friends are listening fact, I usually hate what they listen to. And they certainly don't care what I'm listening to. "Social listening". Ugh.