Listening to music alone on Spotify can be relaxing. You don’t have anyone to bother you right when the song is in its best part. But, there are times when you want some company.
Thanks to Spotify Group Sessions, not only can you listen to music with friends, but you can also have your friend skip to the next sound without you having to move a finger. But, the feature is only available for Premium users.
How to Create a Spotify Group Session
To create a Spotify Group session and share the play controls, open Spotify, and play any song. At the bottom-left, tap on the icon that looks like a monitor and a speaker.
To begin with, the group session, tap on the green Start Session button, and on the next page, you’ll see your display name on the who’s listening page. Since listening to music alone can be boring sometimes, tap on the white Invite Friends button. Keep in mind that you can only invite a maximum of five users.
Spotify will show you a few sharing options of apps you have on your device. If you need more options, tap on the More options button, and a longer list of sharing options will show up. For the tutorial, WhatsApp was chosen. As you can see, a link to the Spotify Group session appears just like any other link.
When other users have joined your session, they can do things such as skip, pause, play, and choose songs you have on your music queue. If they don’t see any songs, they like they can also add new songs as well.
Before Spotify only allowed the music to be heard from one device, so that meant that the group listening to the music will need to be near each other. But, the music listening feature has been updated. Now others can listen to music even if they don’t share your location. Let’s say that you’re listening to music from a Bluetooth speaker; the host device will need to be the one connected to the speaker.
How to Join/Leave a Spotify Group Session
The first way you can join a group session is by tapping on the link your friend sent you. If for some reason, you’re having trouble with that method, you can always scan the code the person who started the session should show you. That code will be at the bottom, right below the white Invite Friends button.
Once your friend has the code ready, tap on the Scan to join button. It’s going to be right below the big green Start Session button. To get to the Scan to join option, you’ll need open Spotify < Play any song > Tap on the speaker/monitor icon.
To leave a group session, you’ll only need to tap on the Leave Session button that’s below where it says In a group session. Make sure not to forget about your group session because all sessions will be closed if they are not active for an hour.
Listening to music is always better when it’s with friends. So, if you’re tired of listening to your favorite tunes alone, you know you can count on creating a Spotify group session. Hopefully, they will increase the number of users that can join a session and not leave it at five. What do you think should be the maximum?