How to start a Spotify group session: PC, iPhone

How to start a Spotify group session: PC, iPhone

Group session is Spotify's new feature that allows different people to share a DJ set-up using their own phones instead of passing around the host's phone. In this article, we explain how to set up and start a group session on Spotify.

How does Spotify group session work?

Spotify group session is a feature for Premium and Family account users that is still in beta testing. With it, you don’t have to worry about passing your phone around at a party because everyone wants to put on their music. Using group sessions, you can invite your friends to join and contribute to the collaborative playlist and manage it as if there were multiple DJs.

People can pick and add music to the playlist, stop it, or replay it from their smartphones within one click. Every change in the playlist will be displayed instantly on other phone screens. There are no limits to the number of collaborators in the Group Session.

What are the advantages of Spotify Group Session?

This feature gives you cool advantages:

  • You can listen to everyone's favorite music together in real-time
  • Everyone who's invited can control what plays now and next
  • It exists in a remote format as well

How to start a Spotify group session on your cell phone?

  • To start a Group Session, open Spotify and tap on the Now Playing tab at the bottom of the screen.
  • Then, click on the computer and player icon and find the code under Start a group session tab.
  • Show it to your friends so they can scan it with their devices (choose Scan to join) and point the camera at the code.
screenshot Spotify group session
© Spotify

After the setup, everyone invited can choose what to play on their device.

How to start a Spotify group session on your PC?

For now, you can not start a group session using your PC. Although, you can play your group sessions on your PC speakers.

How to start a remote Spotify group session?

1. Open Spotify and play what you want.

2. Tap on the bottom of the screen.

3. Select Start a remote group session.

4. Select Invite friends.

5. Then, tap Copy link and send it to your friends.

How to leave a group session?

To leave a group session tap Leave Session under the In a group session tab. If you are the host and the music is playing from your device, simply click on End Session.

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