Spotify Testing New Nearby Device Feature
Spotify is testing a new feature on mobile devices. The company is working on a new nearby device feature that will make it easier for users to switch playback to their most-used device whenever they are nearby.
The new feature works by first asking users if they want to set a “favorite” device within Spotify Connect, and once a favorite device is set, Spotify will ask you whether you want to start playback on that device whenever you are around the device.
So for example, I have my T&G speaker set as my favorite device (“TG 106” on Spotify), and every time I come home from outside, Spotify detects that the T&G speaker is nearby, and sends a notification asking if I want to start playing on the speaker.
I can then switch playback from my phone to my T&G right from the notification.
Spotify has recently been working on beefing up its Spotify Connect feature that allows users to control playback across devices.
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