• Spotify Announces Spotify Connect, an AirPlay-like Service to Stream Music Wirelessly

    Spotify, the highly popular Internet music streaming service, has announced on Tuesday that they will be rolling out a new feature called Spotify Connect. Spotify Connect will allow users of both the mobile and desktop Spotify applications to wirelessly stream music to wireless speakers in their home, similarly to the way Apple's AirPlay does.

    Spotify promises that the feature will be accessible from multiple devices at once, so you can pick up on one device where you left off on another. In addition, for those iPhone users out there, phone calls won’t interrupt your music streaming, so you won’t have to worry about your music pausing just because you need to take a phone call. Finally, Spotify promises that the feature won't have a huge impact on battery life.

    The company notes that Spotify Connect will be a part of the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad versions of the application soon for those that are subscribed to Spotify’s premium service. The feature will become available to premium subscribers using the Android and desktop versions of the application later on.

    Check out Spotify's Spotify Connect teaser video below:

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    With the ability to steam music wirelessly to speaker systems, you can easily switch from a small mobile speaker to a high-quality sound system in your home to immerse yourself in a music experience full of your highs, mids, and lows. We expect that this feature will become very popular among users that have access to compatible speakers.

    Sources: Spotify
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Spotify Announces Spotify Connect, an AirPlay-like Service to Stream Music Wirelessly started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      This sounds like it would require hardware makers to license the protocol from Spotify, so it wouldn't show up for a few months to years, and obviously only in new products. Also, if it works as they claim as a background service with iOS devices then it's either an implementation or AirPlay or simple Bluetooth streaming, both of which require, as all iOS apps do, use of public APIs. Basically, I don't see how this can work the way the claim it will work unless it's just Bluetooth or WiFi Direct with them slapping their name on it, but if that's the case why would anyone pay them to license it?
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      I'll pass thanks.
    1. flash66's Avatar
      flash66 -
      I've always been able to AirPlay Spotify from iOS. Big deal!
    1. anmiller07's Avatar
      anmiller07 -
      Does Spotify not work with AirPlay already?
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Can someone fill me in on this. How many radio stations can u add on the app? I tried adding all my pandora stations on the spotify website. It's about 100 stations. I go to open the app and look at the station part and its like 20 stations.
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Pandora and iTunes match is only need, thank you.
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