Spotify is launching Supergrouper, a new resource for creating playlists and living out your supergroup fantasy.
O idea behind Supergrouper (opens in new tab) is for users to imagine what it would be like if their favorite musical artists came together to form a giant band. But the songs won’t be combined to form a new song as you might think – did Stairway to Heaven merge with Adele? No thank you. Instead, the feature is essentially just an easier way to create playlists without having to piece together songs one by one.
To create a playlist, you first need to go to supergroup website (opens in new tab) on your mobile device. (Visit on a desktop or other device and Spotify will just tell you to use your phone.) You can choose from three to five musical artists to make up the group.
From there, name your newly christened supergroup and share it on social media. And if you don’t know what to include in the playlist, Spotify has a randomizer button near the top that shows an artist based on the choices made.
Currently, Supergrouper is available to users living in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines. We asked Spotify if they have plans to expand support for the feature. A company representative told that they are sticking to these five countries for now.
The addition of Supergrouper is really a continuation of Spotify’s efforts to roll out more customization features. On June 23, the platform replaced its Concert Hub section with Live event feed (opens in new tab). It allows music fans to find concerts and other live events happening in their local area according to their tastes. The platform claims it is teaming up with major ticketing partners such as Ticketmaster to make the service work.
Spotify is also working to bring the fan favorite community desktop feature for mobile. It is currently being tested, but according to reports, Spotify Community is slated to be a new tab for the smartphone app. When it launches, the tab will display what songs your friends are streaming and allow you to listen to newly created playlists.
If you’re interested in seeing what else Spotify has in store, recently wrote about the new Karaoke mode on the mobile app. You don’t even need to be a premium member to start singing the lyrics to your favorite song – but you’ll need to update the app.