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Uber lets its riders DJ via Spotify and Pandora

Although Uber and the music streaming services have been in cahoots for a while, they are finally rolling out a new music feature for their riders.

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Uber wants its passengers to be able to host their own version of Carpool Karaoke by letting them control tunes during their ride on both Spotify and Pandora, the company announced Thursday in a blog post.

Although Uber has partnered with Spotify as far back as 2014, the feature wasn't widely promoted. The ability to stream Pandora was unveiled back in June as a perk that was only available for Uber drivers. Now, Uber plans on rolling out the Pandora feature to riders in the next few weeks.

To stream music during your ride, open the Uber app and match with a driver. If the driver has connected music you will see a music bar at the bottom of the screen. By tapping the bar, you'll be able to log into your Spotify or Pandora account and choose what song or playlist you want to play. Keep in mind that if you use Spotify Premium, the app will pick up from the last song you were playing. If your driver was listening to music via Pandora, you'll see the station that he or she was listening to (so try not to judge their musical taste).

Your music will begin as soon as your driver starts the trip. By making it effortless to play your own music, Uber hopes to make riding a more personal experience.