Group Session is rolling out around the world for all Spotify Premium users as of today, but it is still being made available in a beta capacity, so Spotify plans to continue refining and tweaking it based on user feedback.
By sharing a scannable code with other Spotify users, you can grant playback control over the same playlist to anyone in your household.
Tracks can be blocked from the same page by tapping the block icon next to each music track.
Point the camera at the code. The music streaming giant is calling it Group Sessions. Anyone with access can add or remove songs from the queue, skip, play, and pause in real time, and any changes to the playlist will update simultaneously across all connected devices, unlike Spotify's collaborative and family mix features, which don't update in real-time. If the music's playing from your device, tap END SESSION to end the group session. It also doesn't seem to have a limit on the number of users in one session, so when we are allowed to have house parties again, every single one of your guests can be the DJ.
Spotify has been clear that the app is still in beta stages but has been slowly expanding its worldwide availability since the service was rolled out exclusively in Ireland late previous year.
The subscription is priced at R99.99 per month and is available to purchase from the Spotify website.
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