Spotify Connect Cements Spotify In The Home

In its ongoing play to become the dominant player in the music distribution arena, Spotify has forged deals with 10 audio equipment manufacturers to develop a system, launching today, called Spotify Connect.  Connect allows users to seamlessly switch between playing music on their handsets and Wi-Fi connected home audio devices.  As an added bonus, any Spotify user on your Wi-Fi network can control the music, so getting friends involved is simple.  Music providers getting into the hardware game is nothing new, recalling products from Zune to AirPlay, but this system could be the push needed to bring true ubiquity to Spotify, and could certainly be the backbone of a car based system which has been a major goal of Spotify for some time.