How to Start A Spotify Group Session

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jul. 30, 2020 2:32 PM.

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In May 2020, Spotify launched its Group Session feature which allows users who are having a party or having fun together to share what they play on Spotify. This party mode feature supports up to 6 devices to play the same song simultaneously, but they’ll all have to be in relatively close proximity to each other.

However, given that most places in the world still have social distance in place, few users will apply this feature in action. So starting July 28th, Spotify expanded Group Session. It now allows you to listen with friends across long distances. No matter you’re 6 feet away or several thousand miles away, you can enjoy the same song and podcast with friends in real time.

Next up in this passage, I will show you how to start a Spotify Group Session and invite your friend. In the last part, there’ll be a tip to get this feature without Premium.

Part 1. Start A Spotify Group Session
Part 2. Get Similar Spotify Group Session Feature without Premium

Start A Spotify Group Session

Before you use this feature and share it with your friends, all your Spotify accounts should have subscribed to a Premium plan. Unfortunately, free users might stop reading here, but you can turn to the next part to get a similar feature without Premium.

Step 1: Open Spotify on phone or tablet

Step 2: Enter Connect page

Play a song and tap the Connect button at the bottom left of the screen.

enter spotify connect

Step 3: Tap Start Session

start spotify group session


spotify group session invite friends

You can share the invitation to any social or messaging app, or simply copy the link and share it with your friends. All the members in the group will be able to play, pause, skip and select tracks in queue. They can also add new songs to the queue.

What’s more fun?

If you have multiple devices that can log into Spotify accounts, and you happen to have several Spotify Premium accounts in hand. You can even build a home audio system by using the Group Session feature to invite all your Premium accounts and play songs on multiple devices at the same time in your house.

Get Similar Spotify Group Session Feature without Premium

Is Spotify Group Session only for Premium users?

This is one of the big limitations of the Group Session feature, Spotify only allows its Premium users to access to playing music with friends around or virtually hanging out with the music on.

A major part of its users like the young people usually can’t afford to pay the monthly fee for streaming Spotify songs without limitations, but they’re among the most possible user group to use this feature. Especially during the lockdown period, many more younger users will use the Spotify Group Session long distance to keep social distance as well as have fun online. Some permissions like allowing free users to participate in the Group Session group and add songs to the queue would be laudable. But on the flip side, for Spotify, this is a way to attract more free users to pay for more additional features.

If you want to share Spotify songs with your friends and listen together without Premium. You just have to simply download Spotify songs with ViWizard Spotify Music Converter and share the downloaded files with anyone you want to listen with.

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1Launch ViWizard and Import Songs from Spotify

add spotify tracks to ViWizard

Open ViWizard software and the Spotify will be launched simultaneously. Then drag and drop tracks from Spotify into the ViWizard interface.

2 Set Up Output Parameters

set output format

After adding music tracks from Spotify to ViWizard, you can choose the output audio format. There're six options including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV and FLAC. And then you can adjust the audio quality by selecting the output channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

3 Start the Convertion

downloading spotify music

Once all the setting is finished, click the "Convert" button to start loading Spotify music tracks. After the conversion, all the files will be saved to your specified folder. You could browse all the converted songs by clicking "Converted" and navigate to the output folder.

4Play Spotify Songs Offline and Share with Friends

After downloading these Spotify songs, you can import them to your phone or anywhere available to stream these songs. You can also share them with friends and enjoy Spotify songs together without Premium.


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