Now you can! New technology never ceases to amaze us here in the 24Seven office and we’ve just discovered that from this Friday, Spotify premium customers will be able to listen to their playlists whilst in taxis!
People with premium Spotify accounts will be able to listen to their own music in cars booked through the taxi app Uber, the firms have announced.
The partnership means that users will be able to link their two accounts within the Uber app and build music playlists for their journeys.
The service will launch in 10 cities around the world including London, Singapore and Sydney.
Unlike a traditional minicab firm, Uber has no human operators taking bookings. Instead, customers request a lift through an app, and the process is completely automated by software, which allocates the booking to the driver best placed to take it on.
Spotify is an on-demand song service, which allows premium members to stream selected tracks over the internet without adverts if they pay a monthly fee.
To offer the new facility, drivers will need to connect their Uber phone to their car’s entertainment system, said Travis Kalanick, chief executive of Uber. The option to choose music will only appear on the app when a car that is “Spotify-enabled” is booked, he explained.
“For Uber it’s the first time we’ve personalised the experience inside the car. For music lovers that’s nirvana – it’s a really awesome place to be.” Mr Kalanick said.
We look forward to trying this out in the future!