Spotify has released a version of its music streaming app on Magic Leap's headset, the augmented reality company announced today. The app will display a location-aware three-dimensional Spotify interface on top of your world with the ability to automatically change playlists as you move between rooms. You need a Spotify Premium subscription to use the app.
Spotify will sit next to a growing collection of apps available for the augmented reality headset, which was first released as a $ 2,295 development release last year. These include games such as Angry Birds: First Person Slingshot and Star Wars: Project Porg as well as video-focused apps from the NBA, CNN and the Cheddar news network. However, this is the first time a major music streaming service announces an app for the headset.
The Magic Leap headset has small built-in speakers located near your ears, but there is an outlet for you to connect your own pair of headphones. Earlier this year, Magic Leap added the ability for their headsets to play music in the background while using other apps, and the Spotify app is the first to take advantage of this functionality.
The announcement comes just days after reports emerged that Magic Leap is embarking on another major funding round. The company said it is currently working to expand its content and developer ecosystems and is also developing a second-generation unit.