In a move that is set to bring the enjoyment of streaming music to approximately 800 million music fans. Facebook announced several key music partnerships at today’s f8 Developers Conference. Facebook has partnered with music services in order to let you share your music “stories” seamlessly on your Wall. Now your friends can see what you’re listening to with your music service of choice, whether it’s Deezer, iHeartRadio, MOG, Rdio, Rhapsody, Spotify, or TuneIn.
The new Facebook music feature means that all you have to do to make streaming music social is click Play. Better yet, any of your friends can listen to the same playlist simultaneously. “The most valuable music influence for most people has always been a trusted friend with a passion for finding the right music for their friends,” Tom Cullen, co-founder of Sonos said. “Now you can easily get recommendations from friends from anywhere in the world.”
Of course, the entire Sonos crew is stoked to see the latest push to make music social–and that our streaming music partners are making it all possible on Facebook. Once the functionality is fully rolled out, you’ll be able to connect your Deezer, MOG, Rhapsody, Rdio or Spotify accounts with Facebook Open Graph, and the music you stream on your Sonos will show up automatically in your Timeline. This new functionality is just another testament to the fact that the future of listening to music is all about accessing all the music on earth, in a simple way.
As Daniel Ek, co-founder and CEO of Spotify said during the keynote, “Today is a BIG day for all the music lovers around the world.” The bottom line: streaming music is going mainstream, and that’s great news for anyone who loves music.
We can’t wait to start sharing our favorite songs with all our Facebook friends. So, be sure to visit our page, listen in, and let us know what you think about the future of sharing music.