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Spotify Officially Launches Group Session Beta, Which Allows Shared Playlist Control

Though some would shudder at the thought of having to share their precious Spotify playlist with anyone else, some users may actually enjoy the new Group Session feature, which allows users to contribute songs and control playback over a shared playlist. Personally, the only thing I can liken it to is fighting over the song queue at group karaoke sessions, but much much worse.

The feature was first unearthed by renowned reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong almost a year ago while it was still in the testing phase.

Now, the beta has been officially launched and will be available to all users worldwide, although it may take some time for the rollout to reach you.

To host a Group Session, a user can invite others via a Scannable Spotify Code. Currently, it is only available to Premium users, so if you share a family account, you can now jive along to a medley of different tunes from your parents, siblings, or housemates.

The feature can supports up to 100 people, but participants have to be in the same space at the same time. This is presumably great for house parties and the like, but unfortunately I do not have 99 friends at my disposal to share the joy of music with me. Even if you do, it'll still be a while before you can enjoy Group Sessions to its full potential due to the CMCO still being in effect.


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