The next big hit for Spotify? Hardware, maybe.
The Swedish streaming service is advertising a vacancy listed as, "Operations Manager - Hardware Product". The successful applicant will "contribute in the creation of innovative Spotify experiences via connected hardware", managing distribution, logistics and customer service for unnamed physical products.
Last year, a different job posting hinted at a.
Any music service needs speakers or headphones to deliver their service into your ears, so Spotify currently uses a system called Spotify Connect to link up with audio hardware of all kinds. If Spotify were to make its own hardware -- earbuds or a smart speaker system don't seem like too much of a stretch -- it could claim some of the money currently made by other companies using the Spotify brand to sell products.
Spotify declined to comment on this news.