Spotify is preparing to stretch out into consumer hardware: the music startup is hoping to fill different parts on its equipment team, including a project manager who should have “experience within hardware production and engineering.” “Spotify is en-route to making its first physical products and setting up an operational association for assembling, inventory network, deals and promoting,” as indicated by another job posting, which continues to portray the job along these lines: “You will characterize and oversee conveyance, supply, coordination, satisfaction and client service for hardware products.”
We can’t be certain about what Spotify is really endeavoring to work on in Stockholm, yet its search for representatives is in accordance with what you’d anticipate from an organization attempting to make a smart speaker. Last April, Spotify was searching for individuals with ability in voice-acknowledgment and characteristic language processing.
Furthermore, Spotify recently searched out somebody with “multiple years of industrial experience in building conversational agents via speech or text (e.g., chatbots).” This emphasis on a talked interface could apply to future voice-controlled variants of the Spotify application, but it’s a stretch to figure Spotify could be attempting to fabricate a Google Home or Sonos match.
Spotify has for a few years worked with consumer electronics organizations to convey its streaming administration to internet connected speakers and comparative gadgets by means of its Spotify Connect program. The organization’s music benefit at present keeps running on more than 300 associated products, going from Wifi speakers to brilliant watches to car entertainment frameworks. Be that as it may, Spotify presently can’t seem to freely report any plans to produce its own particular marked equipment, and a Spotify representative declined to comment Tuesday.
It’s conceivable Spotify needs to make equipment that is extraordinary to its image, given its references to the Pebble Watch and Spectacles, which were particular to Pebble and Snap when they were discharged. They were additionally exceptional in light of the fact that there wasn’t generally whatever else of their kind when those items appeared. They likewise picked up to some degree a clique following and collected a considerable measure of buzz crosswise over online networking before Spectacle failed and the deals disappeared.