Spotify Connect comes to Android

Spotify Connect comes to Android
Ever since Spotify Connect was brought to the Apple ecosystem, iOS users have benefitted from the ability to stream Spotify music directly to their compatible speakers via a Wi-Fi connection. As usual, the Android platform had to patiently wait before Spotify Connect was available to it as well. At last, the wait is over. Starting today, Android users can use the Spotify Connect service on their devices.

Spotify Connect has several advantages that make it stand out among similar apps that take advantage of your Bluetooth-enabled speakers. First of all, Spotify Connect uses your Wi-Fi connection, which means that you can be further from your speakers in comparison to where you'd be if you used a Bluetooth streaming service. Unlike similar services, answering a phone call on your Android device won't interfere with the streaming and pause the playback on the remote speaker system.

Unfortunately, there are several downsides to Spotify Connect. First of all, it is still available only to premium users. Secondly, the list of speakers that would work with Spotify is currently not very long, featuring several Pioneer, Bang&Olufsen and Philips systems at the moment, but according to official information, Spotify Connect will very soon be supported by a wider range of speakers. Alas, the service will neither allow you to stream your local files (only streaming content is supported at the moment), nor stream to more than one speaker system simultaneously.

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source: Pocket-lint via Softpedia

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6 Comments

1. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Ehm spotimote much?. anyway there is over 50 programs that does this Sh*t and it's been out as long as spotify..

5. IHuntInDE

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

Spotimote and Spotify Connect are two different things, if I understand correctly. Spotimote lets you control Spotify using your device (changing songs, playlists, etc...) that is running on a PC on your wireless network. Spotify Connect lets you play from your device (smartphone or tablet) to a set of wifi enable speakers that are on the same wireless network as your device.

2. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

If you're on Android, and you want Spotify, better get an iPhone. If you're on Android you should at least know by now that you can the full functionality (and then some) of Spotify on previously existing apps (notables: Sony Music Unlimited, Google Play Music All Access).

3. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

I'm on Android and a happy premium Spotify subscriber, no I don't need nor want an iPhone (I've used the 4S,5and 5S and same device for the most part no thanks) , Neither Sony nor Google satisfies my music needs as Spotify does, thanks.

4. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Uh, ok.

6. IHuntInDE

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

I'm not real sure what kind of functionality is added through iOS as compared to Android, but my Spotify works perfectly on my Droid Maxx and my Asus Transformer TF300... Regardless... I can't see why Spotify functionality would cause me to want an iPhone... that would seem like a silly reason to switch from Android to iOS... As for the other apps.. i have used the Google Music app for streaming, and I would much rather have Spotify...

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