Spotify is testing a brand new characteristic — Featured Curators playlist — to convey user-created playlists to the homepage of the app. The characteristic is rolling out slowly and if you’re part of the check, it is possible for you to to see the beneficial playlist on your individual Featured Curators carousel. Spotify hasn’t specified which areas will the characteristic pilot in. The corporate can be reportedly testing a brand new ‘audio newsfeed’ characteristic for simple podcast discovery on its apps. Final month, the corporate had introduced that customers on Android are getting the much-awaited “Swipe to Queue” gesture.
Spotify’s Featured Curators pilot will let listeners uncover music through a group of playlists curated by choose Spotify customers and influencers. The pilot is a limited-time check and promotes widespread consumer and influencer playlists on the app alongside Spotify playlists.
The curators picked by Spotify are music lovers with established followings and widespread playlists on Spotify. The characteristic remains to be in its check part and in response to Spotify, solely customers in ‘choose markets’ could quickly start to see the Featured Curators playlists beneficial in-app and on their homepages.
Spotify can be reportedly testing a brand new ‘audio newsfeed’ characteristic for simple podcast discovery on its apps. The brand new interface is alleged to offer a TikTok-style vertical scrolling feed that options 60-second clips from numerous podcasts. It’s reportedly utilising a expertise that was developed by the startup firm Podz, which Spotify acquired final yr. This characteristic is presently stated to be accessible to a restricted variety of customers. These customers get a devoted ‘Podcasts’ button within the app to entry the vertical feed.
Earlier final month, Spotify had additionally introduced that Spotify customers on Android are getting the much-awaited “Swipe to Queue” gesture. The characteristic makes it simple so as to add tracks to a Spotify queue with a straightforward gesture. The characteristic was unique for iOS customers for years.