Spotify announced a new feature called Spotify Connect that lets you control your music listening across devices without interruption. For example, if you’re listening on your phone, you can easily switch over to your living room speakers or your tablet with the tap of a button. The company has partnered with some manufacturers to ensure this kind of experience is a possibility.
You’ll soon be able to use speakers and home audio systems from Argon, Bang & Olufsen, Denon, Hama, Marantz, Philips, Pioneer, Revo, Teufel and Yamaha, and other as of yet unannounced brands, who are working to offer this functionality. You’ll see a Spotify Connect logo on compatible systems.
“Thanks to Spotify Connect, you won’t need to rely on unstable connections to stream music between your devices,” says Spotify. “No longer will incoming phone calls, loss of signal range, or watching a video spoil the party. Unlike other wireless music solutions, using Spotify Connect won’t drain your battery. Plus you can continue to use your phone or tablet to call friends or start playing your favourite game without missing a beat.”
“Today, listening to music at home can be a frustrating experience – dropouts, below-par audio quality, signal range and phone restrictions, battery drainage, it’s basically a hassle,” says Spotify VP Product Management Sten Garmark. “Spotify Connect solves this by giving you effortless control of your music across your phone, tablet and now speakers with millions of songs built right in.”
The feature will roll out to Spotify Premium members on iPhone, iPad and home audio systems over the coming months, with Android devices and desktop support later.
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