Spotify is taking it back to 2011 as it trials it’s new– but not unfamiliar– “Social Listening” feature. The feature resembles the now-defunct Turntable.fm, which allowed you to join people in “rooms” to listen to a DJ.
With Social Listening, Spotify lets you collaborate on playlists in real time. You and whoever else you want can build a tracklist by scanning one friend’s QR-style Spotify Social Listening code, and then any of you will have the capability to add songs.
The idea is that you and your collaborators can listen to the tracks together, whether you’re within physical earshot or on the other side of the world.
For now, it’s only available to Spotify employees. Take a first look at how it sits within the app below.