Discord partners up with Spotify for shared music listening and more

Discord, the popular voice and chat program aimed toward gamers, announced a partnership with music streaming giant, Spotify, today. Users are now able to link their Spotify account to Discord, which in turn, enables them to flaunt the tunes they are currently listening to on any device, and even lets other users play the music on their own Spotify app with the click of a button.

While connecting to Spotify and sharing what they are listening to is available for all users, the biggest new feature incoming with the partnership is restricted to Spotify Premium subscribers. Premium users are now able to listen to Spotify as a group with the music being synchronized across all listeners, without ever needing to use bots that sit in Discord channels just to blare music.

Regarding the integration, Spotify product director Mikael Ericsson had this to say:

"This is the next natural step to highlight the importance of music as an integral part of the gaming experience. Starting today, we’re really excited to offer Spotify Premium and Discord users the ability to listen together as a group or highlight what they’re jamming out to while enjoying their favourite games."

Anyone interested in connecting their Discord account to Spotify can do so by going into User Settings, then to the Connections section, and finally selecting the Spotify icon, which should then ask for authorization to connect the service.

If the functionality seems absent from Discord, restarting the client should trigger the update.

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