Spotify is testing out a Group Sessions feature, which allows premium users within the same vicinity share DJ duties.
The feature is a component of the music and podcast streaming service’s new offerings for paying users and has been in testing since last year.
How do I found out a Group Session?
The ‘host’ brings up a code through the Spotify app on their phone. Others within the room scan the code, which then lets everyone control the playlist. The users can pause, skip, and add or delete tracks — essentially playing DJ.
The Connect button will appear within the bottom-left a part of the app screen and that’s where the host DJ starts the session. As other DJs manipulate the playlist, it automatically updates on everyone’s app screen also .
It’s meant to exchange passing round the host’s phone and lets people flick through the app’s music selection on their own phones also . There doesn’t seem to be any limit on the amount of DJs who can use an equivalent group session either, so this might either find yourself in very chaotic playlists or wonderfully woven, eclectic ones.
Spotify already offers premium users the choice to form collaborative playlists with others also with an equivalent capabilities: Everyone can add, delete, reorder tracks. But, Group Sessions offers this in real time with live playing.
How do i buy access?
The feature is currently in beta and can only be available to premium Spotify users or those sharing a family account. All the opposite DJs involved also got to be premium users or during a family account also .
If you’re a premium user and don’t see the feature available just yet, it’s still being unrolled so you ought to see it soon.
Can I use this with friends during the pandemic?
Group Sessions doesn’t really take under consideration the social distancing all folks need to do during the coronavirus pandemic since sharing a physical location is required. There’s also no chat feature so it seems to originally be meant for parties.
Spotify has said the pandemic has changed its users’ listening patterns, therefore the new feature is basically geared toward keeping housemates and families entertained while we all occupy home.