Listen Together - Collaborative Listening Concept for Spotify

9 months 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., 8 months ago

    Cool if you have friends I guess

    16 points
  • Rhys MerrittRhys Merritt, 8 months 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
  • Alex JohnsonAlex Johnson, 8 months 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
  • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, 8 months 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
  • rok pregeljrok pregelj, 8 months 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, 8 months ago

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

    1 point
  • oli ingram, 8 months ago

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

    0 points
  • Luke BLuke B, 8 months 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
  • Josh Chambers, 8 months ago

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

    0 points
  • jonathan bowdenjonathan bowden, 8 months ago

    Very cool, thanks for sharing Michael!

    0 points