Spotify Premium users can now host a listening party

Spotify has been adding up a lot of new features for its users, and this time, it’s the premium users who will get a new feature. Now Spotify premium users can listen to music or podcast with friends and family simultaneously, and this does not require the users to be at the same location. The company has added a beta feature called Group Session to the app, through which the premium user can create a shareable link and share it with up to five friends at a time.

However, those five friends should also have a Spotify Premium account with them. Only premium users are allowed to share and view the content together. Any person in the streaming party can pause, play, skip, or select tracks in the queue, and they can add their own choices. 

The feature does not add any chat support to the group, so the users will have to use a third-party application to discuss the podcast or their choice of music. To use this feature, select the “Connect” menu on the bottom left corner of the app and select “Start a group session“. Once selected, you can use the shareable link and send it to your friends and family.

The company has currently released the beta version feature, but it has confirmed that the feature will remain and will evolve to become better. The company has been building any new premium features lately to encourage the users to subscribe to their premium service.

SourceTheVerge

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