Spotify’s new Group Sessions feature will let multiple people control the music

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Spotify has a lot of baked-in features for folks who like to stream music and/or podcasts, and now it has yet another to add to the list.

This one is called Group Sessions, and, as The Verge reports, it’s all about the collective listening experience. More to the point, it’s about letting others take the reins and control the listening experience. It’s a feature specifically made for Premium subscribers, and it’s currently rolling out in a beta right now. There’s no word on when the feature might roll out to the wide public, however.

Group Sessions works with scannable codes. The host loads up a code in the app which can be scanned by anyone the host wants to share controls with. Once the code is shared the host, along with the guests who scanned the code, can then play, pause, skip, and select music. The guests can also add songs to a playlist, and the playlists will automatically update on all devices. Sessions will end automatically after one hour of inactivity.

Spotify says it will “continue to evolve the experience over time based on user feedback”, and, at the time, there does not appear to be a cap to how many people a host can add for guest controls.

In related Spotify features news, the streaming company recently made it possible to hide songs in playlists.

Tutorial: How to hide Spotify songs and show them again if you change your mind

And, not too long ago, we reported that the company had refreshed the homepage to make finding your favorite content easier.

Are you a Spotify subscriber? If so, do you think you’ll be taking advantage of this new Group Sessions feature when you get a chance?