Spotify has been making a lot of effort recently to improve its platform, in order to keep its place as the top music streaming provider. The company has been developing new features and adding different subscription types to meet everyone’s needs.
The latest feature added by Spotify is called ‘Group Sessions’. With this, the music streaming service is making it easier for a group of people to simultaneously stream the same music, even if they’re not in the same place.
To create a group session, go to the Connect menu in the bottom-left corner of the play screen and tap “start a group session”. Once started, the Group Session can be shared with friends and family via an invite link or by scanning a code. Each member of the group session can play, pause, skip, select, and add tracks to the shared playlist.
Spotify started testing this feature back in May when listeners needed to be in the same location for the feature to work. At first, users could only join the party by scanning a code, but now the Group Sessions works for users in different locations.
Until now, the music streaming platform didn’t offer a lot of ways for people to simultaneously stream the same music. It was only possible for subscribers to build collaborative playlists with friends and through Spotify’s family plan.
The new Group Sessions feature is still in Beta, but Spotify promises to continue updating it based on users’ feedback. A Spotify premium account costs $9.99 a month and a family plan will set you back $14.99 a month. The music streaming platform also added a new premium plan for couples, for $12.99 a month.