Spotify arrives on Magic Leap One

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Magic Leap is developing the audio-sensory capabilities of its spatial computing platform for users and developers with the release of a Spotify app.

Quick read

➨ Spotify Premium users can access their favourite music on their Magic Leap One

➨ The integration includes the background music service

➨ The app also works with Overture in Landscape

The story

Through this app, Spotify Premium users can access their favourite music while using the service on their mobile, desktop or tablet to control the audio on their Magic Leap One Creator Edition.

“The app is spatially aware, so you can pin recently played artists, albums or tracks to specific locations in your home,” according to Magic Leap.

“And because content builds over time, you can collect and curate the perfect playlists or soundscape for each room in your space. Share your sofa with up-and-coming bands, meet your idols in your kitchen, explore new albums in your garage.”

Magic Leap has further enhanced the experience with its background music service, which lets users continue listening to a song or album on Spotify even when they move in and out of other apps on their Magic Leap One.

The mixed reality brand is keen to stress the potential of the integration with Spotify for developers, with the background music service enabling them to build applications that play audio in the background, even when users switch to other apps.

The app also works with Overture in Landscape, so developers can quickly and easily control their music when they’re working in a different app.

Magic Leap’s efforts to maximise use of the Magic Leap One for audio-sensory experiences have extended to podcasts, audiobooks and storytelling.

Earlier this year, attendees of Siggraph Computer Animation Festival were invited to put on a Magic Leap One headset and discover the story of Frankenstein through the eyes of a young Mary Shelley.

In 2018, Magic Leap partnered with the RSC to build theatrical experiences using spatial computing, including a ‘tabletop theatre’ performance of the Seven Ages of Man speech from As You Like It.

Elsewhere in immersive tech, Magic Leap revealed in September that it is developing new forms of digital therapeutics in partnership with several innovators in healthcare.

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