Spotify could be building its own wearable device

Spotify could be building its own wearable device
Even though Spotify is the largest streamed music provider in terms of paid subscribers (it has 50 million of them as of March), it does have a disadvantage when compared to Apple Music; the latter sells its own devices that make it easier for subscribers to sign up and use the service. That could very well be the reason why Spotify has posted a job listing for a "Sr Project Manager – Hardware" on its site. According to the listing, Spotify is looking for someone who would be in charge of delivering hardware from Spotify to "new and existing customers."

Don't expect Spotify to turn out a handset. According to the listing, the music streamer wants to produce a wearable product that defines a brand new category similar to Snap's Spectacles, the Pebble Watch and the Amazon Echo. One interesting possibility would be a pair of headphones that plugs directly into Spotify's service without requiring the use of a smartphone and smartphone app.


The big question is whether any new wearable device can draw paid subscribers to Spotify. The company obviously thinks so. Stay tuned.

source: Spotify via Zatsnotfunny, AndroidAuthority

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2 Comments

1. LyannaStark

Posts: 91; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

That headphone idea is intriguing.

2. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1438; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Headphones that you can load up with your favorite playlists and then use without a connection to your phone would be good. Give it amazing batterylife and I'll buy it.

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