What appears as new reports coming from Spotify claiming that the company is currently working on a hardware product. This can well be a rival to Apple’s HomePod speaker, which was launched recently in January.
For Spotify, this can be the first ever hardware to be made by them. This comes after a job add looking for a Operations Manager for Hardware was posted on its website saying “Spotify is on it’s way creating it’s first physical products and set-up an operational organisation for manufacturing, supply chain, sales & marketing.”
The hardware speculation takes place based on the current dependency on devices from Google, Apple and Amazon. Would be very interesting to see how Spotify will fare with their own physical devices, and it couldn’t come at a better time.
Speaking about the job role, Spotify website stated “You will define and manage Distribution, Supply, Logistics, fulfillment and Customer Service for Hardware Products and work with partners to deliver the optimal Spotify experience to millions of users.”
If the reports are to be believed, one will have to wait how the speaker would turn out and also if there would be an integration for voice assistant much like Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri.