Video coming to Spotify starting this week

Video content on its way to Spotify, desktop users left out.

@seanridgeley
Published Mon, Jan 25 2016 3:04 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

After initially announcing for May, Spotify AB will finally be introducing video content of all kinds to its Android app this week; iOS users will receive it by the end of next week (January 29), whereas desktop users won't receive it at all. The content will only be available in US, UK, Germany, and Sweden (at least for now).

Video coming to Spotify starting this week | TweakTown.com

Testing for the new content began months ago, during which time the company learned music-related videos like Epic Rap Battles are popular with users, and that users want compartmentalized content, so you'll be able to test out what are effectively playlists. Spotify already has this functionality for music, so it should feel familiar.

Advertising will be absent from videos at first. Right now, the company just wants to use video as a means to expand its audience and get users more involved with the app.

NEWS SOURCE:wsj.com

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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