Spotify has increased its Group Sessions feature to allow up to five people to listen to music at the same time or do a podcast together, no matter the distance between them. All you to do is to be a premium subscriber so you can access this feature. You can get the fun started by creating a link from the contact menu from, any member of the group can do that.
You will need to get the link across to them through other services, however, which highlights just how mined Spotify’s social functions are. If you want to interact with a friend about what you are listening to, you will have to do that elsewhere.
The listening party host and guests can all control rewind and skip tracks or episodes. They can choose items in the line-up and even add more songs to it. Since the feature involves listening together with all at once, whenever you take one of those actions, it will automatically be reflected on all participant devices, the company noted in a report.
The company introduced this feature in May as a way for people who are in the same space to control the playback of a shared queue. The feature is still a systematic risk, so it is likely to get better over time. In the middle of social distancing measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus, it could be a great source of fun to kill boredom.
Who doesn’t wish they could be with their friends right now hanging together, Spotify has given you an interactive way to hang out with your friends and foes without having to see them physically or your are not in the mood for video games or watching a movie.