Spotify and Uber Announce New 'Spotify Your Ride' Partnership

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Uber has thought of a pretty clever way to make your ride more enjoyable. Starting soon, Uber is going to let you choose what music you listen to while being carted from point A to point B.

Uber and Spotify have just announced a new partnership which will allow Uber customers to choose the soundtrack of their ride.

"It’s easy: connect your Spotify account via the Uber app, request a ride, and when you get matched up with a Spotify-enabled Uber, simply select music from any one of Uber’s featured playlists or one of your own Spotify playlists within the Uber app. You can also jump to the Spotify app and select music from within the Spotify catalogue," says the company.

"When your ride arrives, your tunes will be playing on the speakers. You can also change what’s playing during your journey right through the Spotify and Uber mobile apps. It’s all there - your own music and playlists and well as specially curated Uber playlists."

This will all become available on November 21 in select cities – London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney and Toronto. Uber says that the new Spotify integration will roll out to more cities globally "in the coming weeks". Of course, not all Uber drivers will be able to accommodate the new feature, which has some of them worried about their ratings.

Image via Uber, YouTube screenshot

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