Spotify Connect now available to ad-supported listeners

Spotify has opened access to yet another feature for its free listeners. Spotify Connect, which lets listeners stream their music to speakers enabled with the tech over Wi-Fi rather than Bluetooth, will be updated to include people on the ad-supported tier. Once speakers with Spotify Connect are updated to the newest software developer’s kit, any Spotify listener will be able to use the feature.

This is one more element that has began as an exclusive for paying subscribers that has been shared with free listeners. Spotify recently allowed its freemium tier access to a small selection of playlists where they could choose what track to play rather than only listening on shuffle, as was the previous standard. Several other features are still gated to premium, such as downloads for offline listening and higher-quality audio.

Anna Washenko