Spotify might be building its very own smart speakers soon

February 20, 2018

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

Musically spotted an ad placed by Spotify for an Operations Manager for Hardware Product.

“Spotify is on its way to creating its first physical products and setting up an operational organisation for manufacturing, supply chain, sales & marketing.” the ad continues to say, “We are looking for a passionate and seasoned Operations Manager that will contribute in the creation of innovative Spotify experiences via connected hardware. You will define and manage Distribution, Supply, Logistics, fulfilment and Customer Service for Hardware Products”

From the details, it looks extremely likely that Spotify is jumping ion the Smart Speaker market, especially considering the firm’s primary business.

While this could also refer to third-party integrations, the way it is worded makes that improbable.

Google and Apple are still trying to define the smart speaker market in its nascent stage, each with their own assistant and streaming service.  Whether Spotify’s brand recognition and music clout will be able to swing the market makes this worth watching.

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