If you’re a bit of a control freak when it comes to the music you listen to in the car, Uber is launching a new and improved Rider Music experience. Riders will now have the ability to use Pandora or Spotify Premium to choose tunes and play them through the ride-hailing app.
Pandora users can listen to their favorite stations for free by creating an account or logging in to an existing one. On Spotify Premium, users can play their on-demand library without ads or choose a suitable playlist for the ride to work or dinner or wherever.
Uber says the music will play automatically once the driver starts the trip. All you have to do, when your driver is connected to music, is tap the music bar at the bottom of the app. Log in to Pandora or Spotify and rock on. If you want to skip a song or change a station, do it right from the app.
Drivers have played over 60 million songs on ad-free Pandora since it launched for Uber drivers in June, the company says.
Rider Music will be rolling out in the coming weeks and will only be available on iOS at first before coming to Android devices in the future.