Facebook recently introduced music service in collaboration with most of the major online music players, as well as many streaming radio services, and even recent upstarts like Spotify, tune.in, iheartradio, earbits, rdio, Songza, Jelli, deezer, rhapsody etc. But these services were restricted to two things-
- Let your friends know what you’re listening.
- Listen to what they are listening to or played earlier.
And today they have taken a step further which is “Listen to Music with your Friends“, that simply means you and your friend both listening to the same song and the best part it you can also discuss your favorite moments attached with that song. See what Facebook says for this new feature-
Today, with music services on Facebook, there’s a new way to listen with friends. This feature lets you listen along with any of your friends who are currently listening to music. You can also listen together in a group while one of your friends plays DJ.
You can listen to the same song, at the exact same time—so when your favorite vocal part comes in you can experience it together, just like when you’re jamming out at a performance or dance club.
So, How It Works??
Look for the music note in the chat sidebar to see which of your friends are listening to music. To listen with a friend, hover over their name, and click the Listen With button. The music will play through the service your friend is using.
When a new song plays, you’ll come along for the ride, discovering new music while your friend DJs for you.
You’ll also have the option to chat about what you’re listening to. As other people start listening along, they’ll join the party in a group chat.
You can also control who you’re listening along with through your settings. Isn’t that amazing? This feature will start rolling out over the next few weeks. So just wait and look forward to your turn.