In an attempt to bring people together during the coronavirus pandemic through the music streaming app, Spotify has launched its latest feature - Group Sessions.

As The Verge reports, the new feature launched yesterday (11 May) in beta, and is only accessible to Premium subscribers.

The host can share a scannable code from their app with whoever they want to share control with. Once other people are connected, both the host and guests can control the play, pause and skip buttons, as well as altering the playback queue by adding and removing tracks.

Group Sessions will end if the session is inactive for an hour, and at the moment, Spotify hasn't put a cap on the number of people that can join a session. The company said it will "continue to evolve the experience over time based on user feedback."

While it's a great way for friends and family to interact through music during the pandemic, Gizmodo notes that it could lead to some trolling, and potential disagreements with people that have completely different music tastes. It's almost like giving your friend control of the aux cable in a car.

Visit support.spotify.com to find out how to launch the Group Sessions feature.