Spotify has just announced an enhanced version of its feature Group Session. It allows a group of users to listen to the same podcast or the same playlist simultaneously.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the services or applications that allow you to do things together, but without being together physically, have become very popular. And in addition to the videoconferencing applications, such as Zoom, Google, Meet Microsoft Teams or Messenger Rooms, there are also other services, such as those that allow multiple people to watch the same movie or the same series on Netflix together and at the same time, to distance.
For its part, Spotify has just announced an enhanced version of its feature Group Session, which is being tested in beta. “There’s nothing like enjoying your reading list or your favorite podcast with your friends and family. This is why Spotify has launched the first beta version of Group Session in may. At launch, this feature scalable has allowed groups for Premium users to share control of their listening sessions with other in real time. He has even offered opportunities for shared collaboration between all the listeners. And we didn’t stop there “, says the number one music streaming.
Do things together, but at a distance
Now, it will also be possible to use the feature Session of the Group of Spotify to listen to the same podcast or the same playlist simultaneously. It is possible to create groups of two to five users. And to invite participants, simply generate a link, and then share. Participants can control the playback, pause, resume, skip to the next song, or add a title to the playlist. And as for the moment, the group sessions are still in beta, Spotify is expected to continue to evolve this feature.
Interested by this new way to listen to music together ? Below you have a screenshot of a page of Spotify in which the service explains to start to initiate these group sessions.
Otherwise, as a reminder, Spotify has also recently decided to venture into video podcasts. But for the moment, this possibility is reserved to a small group of creators. The video does not replace the audio podcasts, but is complementary since it allows the audience to have better interactions.