Spotify Shows leaves beta and ready to take on YouTube

Spotify Shows leaves beta and ready to take on YouTube
Spotify has been working on a new video streaming service that it intends to have compete, at least to a limited degree, with services like YouTube and Snapchat Stories. The feature has been in beta for a while, but Spotify has decided it is finally ready for primetime and will be rolling it out beginning this week.

The plans for Spotify's video servce, which runs under the Now section of the app as "Shows", was originally announced back in May. Spotify made some big name partners including ABC, NBC, Comedy Central, ESPN, the BBC, Conde Nast, Fusion, Maker Studio, TED, and Vice News. The plan was to offer the newest and most relevant TV and news clips, similar to what you might find on the YouTube channels for shows like The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The service will also package clips together in bundles like “News of the Week” or “Laughs at Lunch." 

Spotify Shows is a mobile-only feature right now, and is even coming to Android first, which is not a common practice. Shows are rolling out now to Android users, and will be hitting the iOS version of Spotify by the end of the week for users in the U.S. There is no word on when it might be coming to Windows. 


source: Spotify & WSJ
download: Spotify (Android & iOS)

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6 Comments

1. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

(: Gotta love Spotify.

2. AlikMalix unregistered

Interesting that everyone is trying to "one-up" googles services. Good luck.

3. avinash22i

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

Competition is always good for the end consumer.

4. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

It's only a matter of time before YouTube has to seriously step its game up. No one stays on top forever. Just ask MySpace before Faecbook came along. Just ask Nokia before Apple and Samsung came along.

5. AlikMalix unregistered

But you know it's a healthy thing when competition takes a proven idea and build on it.

6. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Yey! Another haven for cat videos!

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