Spotify plans to join the hardware race, but what can it offer?

Multiple job listings confirm #Spotify’s hardware ambitions. [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made

Job listings recently posted by #Spotify suggest that the company is close to launching one or more connected hardware products.
Currently open job listings relevant to the company's hardware ambitions include Operations Manager – Hardware Product, Project Manager – Hardware Production & Engineering, Product Analyst – Hardware Products, and Senior Project Manager Hardware Production.
Here's what the listing says:We are looking for a passionate Project Manager with experience within Hardware Production and Engineering that will contribute in the creation of innovative #Spotify experiences via connected hardware.
These are not the first job listings suggestive of a coming hardware product, either.
Whether it's building a smart speaker or something else, #Spotify is likely entering a crowded space with no prior hardware experience.

Opinion… * Man-Made

Is #Spotify building its own #SmartSpeaker; and will the voice interface of the new device use #Amazon #Alexa, #Google #Assistant, something proprietary, or something else? #AI #Trend

Source: Arstechnica