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A trio of job listings on Spotify’s website are again getting the rumor mill swirling about new hardware. First spotted by MusicAlly, one of the jobs details the company is “on its way to creating its first physical products,” and that it was seeking someone to work in its Stockholm office to handle “manufacturing, supply chain, sales, and marketing.” Products, plural, is perhaps what’s most interesting. While it’s easy to envision an iPod-like device that steals fractional marketshare from competitors like Apple, it’s difficult to wrap your head around what appears to be Spotify’s big picture idea for the hardware…
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One of the major selling points of smart speakers is integration with third-party services like Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and others. However, the companies making the speakers often try to push their own music services over competitors, like how Play Music is the default on the Google Home. Apple has taken things a step farther with its HomePod speaker, which only supports Apple Music.
According to new job listings, Spotify is currently developing its own line of “category defining” hardware products, and is preparing the manufacturing process.
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Spotify is a music streaming service, but it’s looking to get into hardware, a new job listing reveals. Specifically, the company wants to build “connected hardware” and is looking for someone to manage supply, distribution and other logistics. “Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music,” says the job listing. At the very least, this means a Wi-Fi enabled speaker that can stream music directly from Spotify. But those are hardly new, many wireless speakers and soundbars can do that already. Spotify could try to compete with the established players on audio…
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