Google hasn’t had an enormous presence at this yr’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). However the search large introduced that it’s engaged on a few helpful media playback options together with higher playback choices for Spotify Join-compatible gadgets and cross-device notifications to allow you to resume media playback on the transfer.
The thought behind cross-device notifications is you can begin enjoying a playlist or a podcast in your automobile and resume the playback in your telephone or TV. Presently, Google is engaged on supporting YouTube Music and Spotify for this cross-device playback system.
The corporate mentioned it makes use of a mix of alerts comparable to Bluetooth Low Vitality, Wi-Fi and ultra-wideband (UWB), together with the close by system characteristic that identifies the proximity of gadgets. These items allow experiences like displaying a notification to renew playback in your telephone while you go away your automobile.
What’s extra, Google can be engaged on making it simpler to change playback gadgets whereas utilizing Spotify. Identical to Google’s Chromecast built-in and Apple’s AirPlay, Spotify Join is a normal that permits you to “solid” media enjoying on Spotify to appropriate audio system comparable to an Amazon Echo.
Presently, customers have to make use of the Spotify app to make use of Spotify Join and change between appropriate audio system. However quickly they will use Android 13’s revamped media switcher to shuffle between audio system.
Google didn’t specify when these options will likely be obtainable to customers throughout the globe.
Whereas these are minor enhancements, it’s apparent that Google desires to play good with Spotify, which has been tremendous vital of Apple. Final yr, Google struck a take care of Spotify to make the music streaming service the first partner for its third-party billing services pilot on the Play Store. Now the search firm is making Spotify customers’ lives simpler by itself ecosystem with these enhancements.