Spotify is freeing your music from the device you use to listen to it. With a feature called “Spotify Connect,” your current listening sessions will be synced to the cloud, and you’ll be able to use any of your devices to control exactly where and how your music plays. Most importantly, this feature — alongside a set of new Spotify Connect-compatible wireless speakers — will let you switch the music you’re listening to from your phone to your stereo when you get home without stopping playback. But since it more generally allows you to separate the device you use to control playback from the device that’s actually playing music, you can set up an iPad on your kitchen counter that guests can use to browse and select songs that will then play on your speakers. Or, for a more basic use of the technology, you could just pick up the music where you left off when switching between your iPhone and iPad.
Spotify ‘Connect’ Provides Control Over Music From Any Device
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).