[Desktop] All share party members can pick / pause / play songs

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[Desktop] All share party members can pick / pause / play songs

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Spotify should implement the ability for both party members in the share function to be able to select, pause and play songs - not just the host who created the invite. 

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Re: [Social] All share party members can pick / pause / play songs - Status changed to: Need more information

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Updated on 2020-06-22

Hello and thanks for bringing your feedback to the Idea Exchange. 

First of all, I'd like to have a greater look at your suggestion, so make sure you've taken a look at this article:

Have you already tried the steps on the support article above? If affirmative, what happened? Have you tried any troubleshooting steps?

 

Keep us posted! 

 

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Re: [Desktop] All share party members can pick / pause / play songs

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Hi! 

 

This seems like exactly what I was referring to in the post - but this feature is only currently available on tablets / mobile it seems? I've edited my original post to reflect this for the desktop platform specifically. 

 

Thanks! 😁

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Re: [Desktop] All share party members can pick / pause / play songs

Rock Star 9
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Hey again, @AHHB00 

We've made some tests on backstage and arrived at the conclusion that this feature is already available on desktop too. It’s possible to control the queue, add tracks in the queue and pause from the desktop as long as someone is joined properly. It looks like it should be possible to control the queue, add tracks and control the queue from any desktop/mobile device. However, you cannot start a session directly from the desktop. This way, I recommend that you support this Live Idea

 

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hezorg

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Re: [Desktop] All share party members can pick / pause / play songs

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Hi @hezorg, 

I appreciate you taking the time to test this out, it's great to know that this is possible. Could you please tell me what testing / steps you did to make this possible? I think I've tried out the queue function before whilst in a sharing party, but I thought queues were individual, so whatever I added to my queue / played from my queue would not be reflected to the other person if I'm not the leader. 

 

EDIT: Just realized you said 'cannot start the session directly from desktop' would this mean I need to start it on mobile? How would I then be able to transition this to desktop? Thanks

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Re: [Desktop] All share party members can pick / pause / play songs

Rock Star 9
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Hey again, @AHHB00 

My apologies for the delay...

In order to control the queue from their desktop, you'll first need to join a group session from a mobile device.

 

The steps to joining one are here but you can also follow them up here:

  1. From a mobile device, tap the Now Playing bar at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap 68747470733a2f2f737570706f72742d61727469636c65732e73706f7469667963646e2e636f6d2f61727469636c6573322f696e6c696e655f69636f6e732f69636f6e5f636f6e6e6563745f6465766963652e706e67.png.
  3. Find the sharing code under Start a group session.
  4. If a friend has shared a code to join, tap SCAN TO JOIN
  5. Point the camera at the code.
  6. Once you've joined successfully your friend's group session, you should see a brief pop up message about this. Click GOT IT.
  7. Now you can add to the queue and control what is being played, either from the mobile app or the desktop app (provided you're accessing the same account).

Let me know if you have any other doubts about it.

 

Kind Regards, 

hezorg

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Re: [Desktop] All share party members can pick / pause / play songs

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Hi!
Apologies from my side for slow response, also. I've just tried this out, and it still isn't what we're after. While I'm able to start a group session from my mobile device, my friend is able to join, but as soon as one of us transfers back to the desktop (set 'listen to' device as Desktop), it'll say that we've left the session / are unavailable.

So there's no way for both of us to listen to the same song while we're on desktop, while also letting us BOTH select, queue and pause / play the songs we want - only the host is allowed do these things 😞
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