Spotify announces AirPlay-like Spotify Connect

Spotfiy has come a long way since it first sprouted up as an invite-only music streaming service. Now that the company's quest for world domination is well on its way, Spotify has announced its latest expansion, Spotify Connect.

Connect is a service that allows users to directly stream their music from their smartphones or tablets to their stereo, which is similar to Apple's AirPlay. Spotify Connect is launching on iOS devices first, with Android and desktop computer updates coming later on.

The system's app allows you to pick which room of the house your music will play in or allow you to switch to a different device on the go. In addition, it allows you to make and receive calls or play a game on your phone without interruptions to your music.

Of course you'll have to buy a new stereo for all this to work, but buying in is part of most new technology. Philips, Denon, Marantz, Hama, Pioneer, Band & Olufsen, Revo., Yamaha, and Argon are all building compatible systems which will be marked on shelves with the Spotify Connect logo.

You can find Spotify's launch video for Connect below.

via TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

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