Spotify is shaking up the way friends enjoy music together with its latest feature, “Jam.” This exciting addition allows users to collaboratively curate a single playlist in real-time, whether they’re in the same room or oceans apart.
What is Spotify Jam?
“Jam” is Spotify’s fresh take on social music sharing. It enables users to come together and create a shared playlist, making it perfect for parties, road trips, or just hanging out virtually. While this feature is available to both free and Premium subscribers, only Premium users can initiate sessions and invite others to join as hosts.
How Does it Work?
Premium users can kick off a Jam session by selecting a song or playlist and then tapping the speaker icon or the three-dot menu on their screen. From there, they simply choose “Start a Jam.” If you’re sharing the same Wi-Fi with your friends, they’ll receive an automatic prompt to join in. For those scattered around the world, hosts can send invitations through a QR code or share a link on social media.
Collaboration and Control
In a Jam session, everyone can add their favorite tracks to the playlist. But fear not, hosts maintain control. They can rearrange the order of songs and remove tracks that don’t match the vibe. It’s uncertain whether hosts can boot anyone from the session, but they can activate “Guest controls” to let all participants tweak the playlist or remove songs.
The best part? Spotify Jam is going global right now. So whether you’re in New York or Tokyo, you can enjoy this shared musical experience with your friends. If you prefer solo music discovery, don’t fret—Spotify’s “daylist” offers a personalized playlist that changes throughout the day based on your listening preferences, keeping your musical journey fresh.
With “Jam,” Spotify is turning the music streaming experience into a social event, bringing friends closer through the power of music. So grab your friends, start a Jam session, and let the good times roll.
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