I have a text chat group with several friends who listen to Spotify Premium all day at work. We often chat about songs, bands and make recommendations to one another and then talk about and debate them as we listen.
Many times, we’ve said, “if only there were a way to listen to the songs together and be able to chat about them on Spotify”. With that in mind, recommend adding a feature that allows “group listen and chat”. For a social music platform, I believe this would enable a new level of social connection around music.
Here's how it could work. You see that a friend is listening to a song or a playlist, and you can click on a button that allows you to listen along with him “driving” the playlist. A chat window pops up and anyone listening in can communicate in a group chat (like Skype). Different permission settings could allow any of the listeners to control the playlist.
*Bonus idea: in the listener feed, we can see what friends are listening to – it would be engaging to be able to like, thumbs down, show surprise to friends + comment on their choice of what to listen to. Think of the fun in catching a friend listening to “mmm bop” (no shame in that by the way).
Updated on 2019-05-30
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