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Spotify Testing New Feature to Let Multiple Users Create Playlists

Earlier in February, Spotify launched its services in India with premium subscriptions costing Rs 119 per month

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Spotify Music still leads outside of the US, tallying 75 million subscribers as part of its first earnings report in May.
Spotify Music still leads outside of the US, tallying 75 million subscribers as part of its first earnings report in May. Pixabay

Swedish music streaming giant Spotify is testing a new feature called “Social Listening” that would let multiple users add songs and make playlists in real time.

“Spotify is working on ‘Social Listening’, letting friends to control music together with their own devices. Scan Spotify Code or open link for it to begin,” famed reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong tweeted on Friday.

The screenshots Wong tweeted, hidden in the Android version of Spotify, shows the screen set-up ready to let users scan each other’s codes or share a link to create a shared queue.

“We’re always testing new products and experiences, but have no further news to share at this time,” TechCrunch quoted Spotify as saying.

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Spotify is testing it’s new feature. Pixabay

For now, the feature is being internally tested by Spotify employees.

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It remains unclear if the feature would roll out to its over 100 million users worldwide.

Earlier in February, Spotify launched its services in India with premium subscriptions costing Rs 119 per month. (IANS)

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Spotify Launches a Dedicated App for Children

The app is currently in beta and available in Ireland, and will be introduced to all markets that have Premium Family in the coming months

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Spotify Music still leads outside of the US, tallying 75 million subscribers as part of its first earnings report in May.
Spotify Music still leads outside of the US, tallying 75 million subscribers as part of its first earnings report in May. Pixabay

Spotify has launched a dedicated app for children, called Spotify Kids, which would allow kids above three to listen to their own music, both online and offline.

The Spotify Kids app gives children access to about 6,000 tracks, all of which the company says have been specifically chosen for children. The app will be freely available to all Premium Family subscribers and children can be given their own accounts.

“Spotify Kids is a composite of playlists, which makes it easy for kids to find music and stories from their favorite movies and TV shows or hit plays on a playlist to sing along to during their favorite activity-or their least favorite chore. Having a standalone app specifically for younger kids is a new space for Spotify, and we understand the sensitivities around content for children,” the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

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The Spotify Premium trial service, which was earlier available for 30 days, lets users skip any track, listen offline, hear high-quality music and use the app on their mobile device as a computer remote control. Pixabay

The company says it has spent more than two years working on Spotify Kids and that it has consulted with kids content experts along the way.

The app is currently in beta and available in Ireland, and will be introduced to all markets that have Premium Family in the coming months.

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“Spotify Premium Family master account holders can simply download Kids from the App Store or Google Play, then sign in to their regular Spotify account. For those outside of Ireland, Kids will be rolling out to all markets that currently have Premium Family,” the company added. (IANS)