Spotify has announced that they have launched a new service called Spotify Connect. This brings a new home audio experience to everyone by allowing users to control how they listen to their favorite songs. Songs playing on any Android device can be streamed directly to compatible speakers and can even be controlled with an iOS device.
A person listening to music on the smartphone headphones can use Spotify Connect to transfer the music output to the living room speakers seamlessly without any interruptions. It even works uninterrupted even if you are receiving an incoming call, lose signal strength, or even watch a video on your smartphone.
The company says that the new service is unlike any of the other similar services available in the market today. One of its main differences is that it won’t drain your device batteries.
Spotify Connect works with compatible speakers which will be available from various speaker manufacturers such as Argon, Bang & Olufsen, Denon, Marantz, Philips, Pioneer, Revo, Teufel and Yamaha. Other speaker brands will also soon be releasing speakers that will work with this new service.
Since this new service works over Wi-Fi it is going to be easy for home audio manufacturers to incorporate into their designs. Right now there are already speakers available in the market with built-in Wi-Fi functionality; it’s going to be easy to make them compatible with Spotify Connect.
In announcing this new service Sten Garmark, VP Product Management at Spotify said that “Today, listening to music at home can be a frustrating experience – dropouts, below-par audio quality, signal range and phone restrictions, battery drainage, it’s basically a hassle. Spotify Connect solves this by giving you effortless control of your music across your phone, tablet and now speakers with millions of songs built right in.”
Spotify Connect will be rolling out to Spotify Premium subscribers on the iPhone and iPad in the coming months. The Android and desktop update will follow shortly.