Spotify to Launch Hardware, Cites Alexa and Snapchat

Dave Zatz —  April 24, 2017 — 5 Comments

A trusted source indicates that Spotify, the highly regarded music streaming service, will soon follow in Snapchat’s footsteps with an unexpected foray into hardware. While details on the upcoming “wearable” were not provided, several job listings seemingly provide clues.

Sr Product Manager-Hardware
We are looking for a passionate and seasoned Senior Product Manager that will join the Platform & Partner Experience team working to build frictionless and creative Spotify experiences via fully-connected hardware devices. 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. You will define the product requirements for internet-connected hardware, the software that powers it, and work with suppliers/manufacturers to deliver the optimal Spotify experience to millions of users. Above all, your work will affect the way the world experiences music & talk content.

Product Manager – Voice
As a Product Owner for voice you will be responsible for the strategy and execution of Spotify’s voice efforts beyond our core apps. Our tribe is responsible for all Spotify consumer experiences outside of Spotify’s core iOS and Android applications. We focus on areas like desktop, TVs, speakers, cars, wearables, headphones and partner application integrations to make Spotify available wherever our users are. Voice is quickly becoming a key interaction mechanism for control of digital devices and services. Aspects to be considered in this role include voice input and feedback, content resolution, technology choices, and data protection.

Director of Product, Natural Language Understanding

(Remember when Slacker Radio was an actual piece of hardware? Good times!)

5 responses to Spotify to Launch Hardware, Cites Alexa and Snapchat

  1. Hopefully with better results than Pebble… ;) So what are we thinking here? A wristband remote control? Bluetooth headphones?

  2. Spotify has pulled the most interesting of the job listings. Fortunately, Google has it cached here:

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:www.spotify.com/us/jobs/view/o9X14fwV/

  3. Should be interesting to see what headphones or speakers they come with … exciting times!

  4. It must be something especially clever, since there is no shortage whatsoever of devices that support Spotify and/or Spotify Connect.

  5. Actually when someone doesn’t understand then its up to other people that they will
    assist, so here it takes place.

Leave a Reply

Text formatting is available via select HTML.

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> 

*