People who move around the Android ecosystem a lot received good news at CES 2023.
At the annual technology show in Las Vegas, Google announced a nifty new Android feature that’s sure to appeal to people who frequently listen to music or podcasts on the go. It’s called “uninterrupted listening”, and the idea is that your songs or podcasts can move seamlessly from one device to another based on your physical location as you progress through the day.
Google hasn’t said much about how it will work or even when the feature will be available, but it did provide a working example. You’ll apparently be able to start a podcast in your car, continue it on your phone, and finish it on your TV with minimal interruption. You can already do this now, but it requires pairing and unpairing the phone from various devices along the way.
An overview of how this feature works.
Google’s new technique would instead give you a push notification on your phone asking if you want to transfer the audio to a new device if you’re physically close to it. Spotify and YouTube Music are the two apps that Google has committed to supporting with this feature for now.
It’s not huge, but it would be a small time saver that would probably end up becoming a habit throughout your daily routine. Over time, you’ll find it hard to go back to the old way. This is the right kind of technological innovation.