Uber & Spotify Just Took Ride-Sharing To The Next Level

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Ever wish your Uber trip had its own sound track, curated by you? It seems like we're often stuck listening to a mediocre stream of music (a.k.a. anything not Beyoncé) en route to our destination — but that’s all about to change, thanks to Uber. The S.F.-based ride-sharing service has teamed up with the music pros at Spotify to provide users in select cities a chance to blast their own playlists in the car from the moment it pulls up. Dance party, anyone?
Launching Friday, November 21 (just in time for all the holiday traveling), the feature allows you to connect your Spotify premium account to your Uber profile. If you are matched with a music-enabled car (you'll know from the little music notes at the bottom of the screen), you can simply tap the icon, choose your jams, and hit the road. The Spotify capability is available across all Uber cars (with the exception of UberPool vehicles), and it's really up to the driver to participate in the program. So, the number of Spotify-enabled cars on the road and the duration it takes to get one may vary somewhat.
Right now, the feature is only available in 10 global cities (including S.F., L.A., and N.Y.C.), but there are plans to expand in upcoming weeks. What’s more, if you happen to live in one of the launch hubs, you could get a surprise ride-along with Diplo, Matt and Kim, or a number of other artists. It's official: Our commute just got way more entertaining.

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