You can now listen to the same songs with five of your best friends at the same time all thanks to Spotify! This new feature is called Group Session and if you’re a premium user, you can generate a link and share it with five users of your choice. However, it’s important for them to have a Spotify premium too.
While you enjoy your listening party, you can allow any member of the party to resume, play, pause, or select tracks. There’s no option to chat so for now you have to rely on third-party apps to discuss the songs that you may be listening to.
To host a session, you have to select the users with premium Spotify through the connect menu present at the bottom-left corner of the screen. You can then scroll down and tap to start the session. After you press on the option, your invitees would receive the shareable link – on any social media site or through messages.
This option is still in beta stages so you never know how soon you might find a chatting option. Group Sessions is not new to Spotify as the option was launched back in May.
Host of this new listening party can share the Spotify Code as well with their guest and by using it, they can join the party as per their convenience.
There’s no denying that the company has been evolving for years and has made arduous attempts to grow and elevate the premium user experience. For example, premium users can hide songs from playlists.