Following a partnership with big names such as Philips, Pioneer, Bang & Olufsen, Denon, Marantz and Yamaha, Spotify has announced Connect, a feature that frees you from your listening device and allows you to share your listening sessions with any device, controlling it through iPhone or iPad.

Spotify users will be able to control multiple speaker systems from the same device, and close the Spotify app on their iPhone or iPad at anytime, and the music will just continue playing - but most importantly, this feature allows you to switch the music you're listening to from your phone to your stereo when you get home without stopping playback.

Connect should arrive late October/November, but a software update for iOS is scheduled to precede it. Android and other operating systems will receive a later update.

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