Listening parties give you and your friends the chance to share (and show off) your killer taste in music. Now Spotify makes it easy to host a virtual listening party in real time through its Group Sessions feature. Up to five friends can join a remote control party via a shareable link and queue up music or podcasts in real time.
Remote listening parties are an extension of the Group Sessions feature that Spotify launched earlier this year. Like group session sessions, each member of a remote control can listen to access playback controls to pause, skip, or queue tracks.
Music or podcasts on a remote control listen to each guest̵7;s phone (or computer) at the same time. But Group Sessions does not have a built-in chat feature, so it is not easy to use outside of group conversations or video chats.
Group sessions are only available to Premium subscribers. To start a remote control, listen by pulling up the Play screen (large album) and selecting the Connect menu in the lower left corner of the screen. Scroll down and select “Start a group collection.” You can see a shareable link to invite other Premium subscribers to your remote listening session.
Source: Spotify via The Verge