If you’re a paid subscriber to the Spotify streaming music service, ($9.99 per month), you’ll be glad to know a new feature has been added that allows you to use your iPhone or iPad as a remote control for playback on your Mac.
We’ve just released a great new Premium feature, which lets you play Spotify through your computer, using your phone or tablet as a remote. Use the Spotify app to control the sound. It’s brilliant if your laptop’s hooked up to your speakers. Or if you just don’t want to get off the couch.
All you need to do to use the new Connect for Computers feature is to download the latest version of both the mobile and desktop app, login to your paid subscription, tap the “Now Playing” bar, and hit “Connect.” That will direct the music from your iOS device to the computer and its speakers.
Spotify is a popular music streaming subscription service, sitting behind market leader Pandora. The service recently debuted a Family Plan feature to allow premium subscribers to add up to four additional users for $4.99 each.