Spotify on Monday mentioned it has partnered with Fb to permit listeners to play music and podcasts immediately from the social community’s iOS and Android apps.
Fb final week mentioned it deliberate to launch a number of audio merchandise, together with Clubhouse-style dwell audio rooms and a method for customers to seek out and play podcasts.
The brand new integration is rolling out in 27 markets, together with the US and Canada, with further markets to comply with within the coming month, Spotify mentioned in an announcement.
Spotify’s paid subscribers would be capable of entry full playback with out commercials and with out leaving the Fb app.
Apple final week mentioned it is going to launch podcast subscriptions, which is able to let customers pay to unlock new content material and extra advantages like ad-free listening, intensifying competitors with Spotify.
Each Spotify and Fb have been combating Apple on totally different fronts, from privateness adjustments on iOS gadgets to the 30 % payment levied on app builders to make use of the iPhone maker’s in-app buy system.
Apple has mentioned its App Retailer helped Spotify to profit from a whole lot of hundreds of thousands of app downloads to develop into Europe’s largest music streaming service.
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