Listen Together - Collaborative Listening Concept for Spotify

almost 4 years ago from , Product Designer

Hi guys! Posting here today because probably like most of you, I constantly share music. Some times with friends who are far away. I got fed up with how impractical the state of sharing music was, and realized there’s been little change in social for music streaming.

I thought it’d be cool if there was a way for my friends and I to listen to our favorite jams simultaneously, in real time. Add to the queue, react to our picks, reintroduce the experience of bonding over music with friends, but in the digital space.

My hope is that Listen Together can start a conversation on collaborative listening, and see where music streaming can be pushed further!

What do you guys think? Would you like to see something like this exist?

Check out the entire concept at listentogether.io


  • Peter B.Peter B., almost 4 years ago

    Cool if you have friends I guess

    16 points
  • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, almost 4 years ago

    My friend has actually been building exactly this as a side project. It worked pretty well but the UX wasn't as polished as your concept, so maybe you guys could team up :)

    2 points
  • Alex JohnsonAlex Johnson, almost 4 years ago

    Concept and execution are really well done. I would love something like this and I think having something that works in Spotify would be the right solution.

    Reminds me of the good olllll turntable.fm days :)

    Note: found this whilst reminiscing... Miss Turntable.fm? Spotify might bring back its best feature with ‘Social Listening’

    2 points
  • Rhys MerrittRhys Merritt, almost 4 years ago

    Aren't Spotify already working on pretty much exactly this? If it comes out in a short while, you should definitely consider working for them! haha. Really cool concept mate - I love it.

    I would love to see more detail in how this would work.. An initial question I have is around how I can queue songs up, and can the primary person in the group neg songs? is there like an 'admin' of each group? I understand this is a concept only, but it would be amazing to see all of the small details as well.

    2 points
  • rok pregeljrok pregelj, almost 4 years ago

    I've been waiting for someone to do this for years. BUT, the extended idea o mine was knowing what people around you listen to that aren't your friends. Example, you're on the bus and you can see anonymously what people are listening to, and check it out, start a conversation.

    1 point
  • Aman MathurAman Mathur, almost 4 years ago

    Solid production quality of the video :O Well done, definitely a feature I've wanted for a long time

    1 point
  • jonathan bowdenjonathan bowden, almost 4 years ago

    Very cool, thanks for sharing Michael!

    0 points
  • Josh Chambers, almost 4 years ago

    I miss Rdio for this exact reason. Have you tried https://www.jqbx.fm/?

    0 points
  • Luke BLuke B, almost 4 years ago

    Wooo really neat feature I would love to try out! :) Well done! Would love to see more screens on desktop :)

    Why the buttons have different shapes then Spotify original ones?

    0 points
  • oli ingram, almost 4 years ago

    Great concept, well executed, and slick site and video to showcase it. Well done!

    0 points