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Spotify Mimics the Radio with a News and Music Playlist for Drivers

Details about the global availability of this feature's roll-out remains undisclosed as yet

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The unannounced feature is first reaching Spotify users in the US where the news podcasts would be provided by The Wall Street Journal. Pixbay

Mimicking the functioning of old-school car radios, Swedish music streaming giant Spotify is launching a new playlist called “Your Daily Drive” that would bring music as well as news podcasts to car drivers, The Verge reported on Wednesday.

The unannounced feature is first reaching Spotify users in the US where the news podcasts would be provided by The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Radio International.

Details about the global availability of this feature’s roll-out remains undisclosed as yet.

Earlier this month, the music streaming platform began testing five human-curated podcast-only test playlists. “The Daliy Drive playlist would also join other Spotify lists in promoting podcasts.

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Mimicking the functioning of old-school car radios, Swedish music streaming giant Spotify is launching a new playlist. Pixabay

Last month, Spotify publicly began testing its first hardware ever — a voice-controlled smart assistant for cars intending to help the app learn people’s audio habits while they are on the road.

The device is called “Car Thing” and as part of the test, it has been distributed to some US-based premium users for free.

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In the US, Spotify has a user-base of over 60 million people. (IANS)

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Music Streaming Giant Spotify Works On New Feature To Share Story Alongside Public Playlists

There isn't a desktop version yet, and it's unclear if there ever will be

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The Spotify Stories are only available on the iOS and Android device as yet. Wikimedia Commons

Swedish music streaming giant Spotify is working on a new feature that lets influencers share Stories alongside their public playlists. The new version will let select users share video clips that contain snippets of songs and album art.

The first influencer to test the feature is makeup and fashion YouTube star Summer Mckeen, who currently has a social media fan base that includes 2.33 million YouTube subscribers, 2.1 million Instagram followers and 126,455 Spotify followers. Mckeen is using the new feature to introduce a playlist of her all-time favorite songs, which she’s titled her “all time besties”, TechCrunch reported on Tuesday.

The Spotify Stories are only available on the iOS and Android device as yet.

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Swedish music streaming giant Spotify is working on a new feature that lets influencers share Stories alongside their public playlists. The new version will let select users share video clips that contain snippets of songs and album art. Wikimedia Commons

There isn’t a desktop version yet, and it’s unclear if there ever will be.

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For the music streaming app, this is still just a test. As we’ve seen with other Spotify tests, these don’t always develop into full-fledged products, and the company’s response is still vague, according to Engadget. (IANS)