Sounds Like Spotify Is Tapping Into The Speaker Market

Is Spotify getting ready to challenge Apple with its own speaker?

Their main competition for its rumored smart speaker seems to be Apple, whose HomePod can not connect to Spotify, choosing instead to exclusively stream from own Apple Music platform - Spotify's competitor in music streaming. Then this week happened and now it looks like Facebook could launch 2 Wi-Fi speakers later this year, and now Spotify are getting in on it.

Spotify's latest job openings prove that the company is looking to expand further on its options for users.

The Operations Manager they're looking for will set up the manufacturing, supply chain, and sales and marketing for the company's first physical products, which indicates it won't just be a one-time release of a smart speaker.

According to a recent report from The Guardian, Spotify is now on the lookout for an Operations Manager: Hardware Product, a Senior Product Manager: Hardware Production, and a Project Manager: Hardware Production and Engineering.

Smart speakers are one of the new frontiers in consumer technology, and Spotify might be working its own.

You will be leading an initiative to deliver hardware directly from Spotify to existing and new customers; a category defining product akin to Pebble Watch, Amazon Echo, and Snap Spectacles.

The company is already the most popular paid streaming music service in the world, even over Apple Music.

Spotify has relied on partnerships with hardware and software manufactures to make its streaming service available on connected devices in homes and automobiles. All of them will be related to music, so its possible that Spotify will put out its own MP3 player, but that seems a little antiquated. If it's able to create its own hardware product, like a smart speaker, it already has millions of potential buyers.

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