Swedish music giant Spotify is testing a new feature called “social listening,” which allows many users to add songs and create playlists in real time. So far this feature has been tested by Spotify employees. It is still unclear whether this feature will spread to more than 100 million users worldwide.
“Spotify is working on” social listening, “which allows your friends to control music with their own devices, scan the Spotify code, or open a link to get started,” famous engineer Jane Manchun Wong said on Friday.
Screenshot Wong, hidden in the Spotify Android version, shows screen settings that allow users to scan other people’s code or share links to create shared queues.
“We are constantly testing new products and experiences, but we have no news to report at this time,” TechTrunch Spotify said.
Earlier this month, Spotify announced that it was testing its first hardware – a controlled sound player and podcast for cars called “Car Thing”. The test will be limited in the US and the company will invite selected Spotify Premium users to join. Spotify said it had no plans to launch the device for consumers at that time.
The device is connected to a 12 volt car contact and connected via Bluetooth to the car and telephone.
The test must include a small group of people, and as part of testing, some first-class users will get the device for free.