This past year, Spotify started beta testing Group Sessions. It is a feature which allows around six visitors to share control on the music playing in the backdrop of a physical or virtual get-together. Those involved can queue up songs, playlists and podcasts, along with skip tracks they don’t really like. In an expansion spotted by The Verge, now you can benefit from Group Sessions in the initial (and currently only) Android Automotive car, the Polestar 2.
a driver starts a session
Once, everybody else in the automobile can join by scanning the Spotify code that appears on the Polestar 2’s front display. One important limitation is that only people that have Spotify Premium accounts can join, so not only anyone can hijack your playlist and turn a great road trip into a fitness in patience. The driver may also revoke because access anytime, as Polestar highlights correctly, “passengers aren’t always right.”