YouTube Beware: Video is Coming to Spotify for Android and iOS

Spotify is shifting past music. This week, Android customers of the app will begin seeing video from suppliers corresponding to ESPN and Comedy Central.

IPhone customers will even begin seeing movies, however not for an additional week, Shiva Rajaraman, Spotify’s vice chairman of product, informed the Wall Road Journal. NBC Information reached out to Spotify, who confirmed the launch dates of its video product, which can at first solely be out there on its cellular apps.

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Proper now, Spotify has greater than seventy five million lively customers, together with greater than 20 million who pay for the service. Which may appear to be rather a lot, however Spotify has to compete with YouTube, which boasts greater than 1 billion customers. Spotify initially introduced that video was coming in Might 2015.

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"For the primary time, Spotify is including video clips and audio exhibits to the music combine," the corporate wrote on its web site. "We all know there are occasions within the day you need to change between music to make amends for the newest information, take heed to your favorite podcast or just watch one thing enjoyable."

Like Spotify’s fashionable "Uncover Weekly" playlists, the service will recommend video content material based mostly on what individuals have watched prior to now.