News 3 June 2019
Author: Jack Lynch

Spotify Testing Brand-New ‘Social Listening’ Feature

3 June 2019

On Friday, Mashable reported that Spotify have developed a new feature which will allow multiple users to control and build a single playlist through their respective devices.

Named as Social Listening, the feature will end the petty fights over who controls the aux cord.

However, there are still many unanswered questions surrounding the feature, as Spotify have remained quiet about the reports.

A Spotify spokesperson told Mashable: “We’re always testing new products and experiences, but have no further news to share at this time.”

But from the rumours, it sounds like it will be taking us back to days, which allowed people in different locations to simultaneously enjoy a single playlist. Social Listening however, will let each listener contribute to the playlist with a real-time component, which distinguishes it from Spotify’s current Collaborative Playlist Feature.

So, how will this work? It appears that all you have to do is go to the connected devices menu and select the “Connect with Friends” option. The user will then receive a QR-style code, along with a link that can be sent to your friends.

The user will also have the option to scan a QR code on another device, which will grant access to the joint listening session – and from there, all connected users will have the power to add what they want to the respected playlist.