Spotify’s Stream On occasion was jam-packed with info and information concerning the streaming service.
If you need to take an hour and a bit, you’ll be able to watch the complete present under on YouTube, however should you’d relatively skim via a few of the extra notable updates, then maintain studying.
80 new markets
One of the largest bulletins for Spotify is that it’s coming to 80 extra new nations within the coming weeks. This will add 36 totally different languages to the platform and is the corporate’s largest enlargement thus far.
Spotify says that these 80 new markets symbolize over 1 billion individuals who might turn out to be Spotify listeners over the following few years.
This signifies that Spotify is accessible in a little bit over 170 nations worldwide.
Spotify has lastly given in to audiophiles worldwide and can deliver a lossless subscription tier to its service later this 12 months.
You can discover out extra about it in our announcement story, although the brand new subscription tier’s Canadian pricing stays unknown.
Obama and The Boss
Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen are taking their friendship to the following stage by beginning a podcast collectively.
The present is known as ‘Renegades: Born in the USA’ and consists of an eight-episode season. The first two episodes can be found and you may hearken to them on Spotify now.
This is the primary present from the Obama’s Higher Ground manufacturing firm and its take care of Spotify, so we should always anticipate to see extra from the facility couple sooner or later as nicely.
New podcast codecs incoming
In what looks as if an effort to make podcasts extra fascinating, Spotify will quickly supply creators extra instruments.
One fascinating new function permits WordPress content material creators to publish written content material as a podcast on Spotify.
In the Spotify app, customers will quickly begin seeing new interactive parts throughout some exhibits. This might embrace polls, Q&A textual content packing containers and extra. This is actually cool and means that Spotify could be aiming so as to add a extra complete back-and-forth part to its app to compete with Clubhouse.
Users that publish their podcasts by way of Anchor will now have the ability to add a video podcast to the streaming platform.
Since it has such high-profile creators just like the Obamas, I wouldn’t be stunned if these video episodes stream in very top quality. If you watch the video trailer for Renegades: Born within the USA,’ you’ll see what I imply.
DC Comic podcast tales
Another batch of high-quality story-based podcasts are coming from the DC Comics group, beginning with a darkish story about Batman.
You can discover out all concerning the superhero podcasts in our prior report.
Stories come to Spotify
We’re introducing new methods for artists to make use of playlists to share their tales with followers ✨
Spotify Clips will debut on much more Spotify playlists, that includes artists briefly movies that allow them put their very own stamp on a playlist expertise 🎥 #SpotifyStreamOn pic.twitter.com/sgHTWV244W
— Spotify for Artists (@spotifyartists) February 22, 2021
Yep, you learn that proper. Spotify is including a function that’s just like Instagram and Snapchat Stories.
It’s solely accessible to artists, and it permits customers to put up a brief video to their profile that listeners can watch.
Paid podcast subscriptions in beta
Some podcasters will begin testing what occurs in the event that they put some exhibits or channels behind a separate paywall inside Spotify. Other pay-walled content material might embrace bonus episodes or interviews, and even ad-free content material, in line with Spotify.
- The audio streaming big has created new methods for creators so as to add audio adverts to their podcasts. You can be taught extra about it right here.
- The Russo brothers’ leisure firm, AGBO, has additionally entered a multi-year deal to inform shops in Spotify’s community. Every Artist can now use Spotify’s ‘Canvas‘ function to create and share digital album artwork. Finally, Podcast looking ought to get higher because of machine studying.