Spotify reportedly shuts down Spotify Live, its clubhouse competitor. The company is now getting rid of the service, Spotify Live, the audio-only app it reportedly launched back in 2021.
Spotify Shuts Down Spotify Live
Spotify is now set to shutter its live audio app Spotify Live, initially reported by Music Ally (via TechCrunch). Company spokesperson Gayle Gaviola Moreau In a statement to The Verge confirmed that Spotify is going to “sunset the Spotify Live app,” as it now believes “it no longer makes sense as a standalone app.”
The company instead indicates that it will continue to offer live audio in limited ways on the main Spotify app, like listening parties, which is a feature that allows top fans to connect with artists in a virtual space.
Will Spotify Live Features Still Be In Existence in the Main Audio App
The Verge however has reached out to Spotify for more information in regards to whether Spotify Live features will still be in existence in the main audio app, but the company have declined to elaborate. “While the Spotify Live app is shutting down completely, we will continue to invest in, innovate, and experiment on new formats for creators and listeners around the world,” Gaviola Moreau stated.
Brief History Of Spotify Live
The music streaming service initially launched the audio-only app back in 2021 under the name Greenroom. The company at the time built the app in response to all the hype surrounding the social audio app known as Clubhouse and even at the time purchased the live audio service Betty Labs for a reported €57 million which was around $67.7 million at the time in a bid to help it do so.
Following various reports that its service was struggling in the social space in getting recognition, the company rebranded Greenroom as Spotify Live and then moved it into the main Spotify app in order to give it more exposure. The music streaming platform later shut down the creator fund set up for Spotify Live and then went on to cancel many of its original shows.
“We believe there is a future for live fan-creator interactions in the Spotify ecosystem; however, based on our learnings, it no longer makes sense as a standalone app,” Gaviola Moreau stated. “We have seen promising results in the artist-focused use case of ‘listening parties,’ which we will continue to explore moving forward to facilitate live interactions between artists and fans.”
Other Companies to Take Similar Steps
Meta asides from Spotify have also cut back on many of its audio podcasts in the previous year. And in addition to folding up its Clubhouse-like Live Audio Rooms into Facebook Live, the social media firm also shut down its podcast offering and then did away with its short-form audio feature known as Soundbites. Reddit is another company to sunset its audio-only Reddit Talk feature in the early parts of this month, while Amazon on the other hand made staffing cuts at its live radio app Amp in the previous year.
Is Spotify Live a Separate App
The answer to this question is YES. Spotify Live is a standalone app from Spotify that allows users to host and also take part in other live discussions. And prior to the company shutting it down, users can download the app and either host or participate in live discussions hosted by other users on the platform. the service was started back in 2021.
Is Spotify Live Available On PC
You can play Spotify Live on PC, but only after you have downloaded an Android emulator on your PC device. And in case you don’t know what an Android emulator is, here it is. And android emulator is software that runs a virtual Android device on your computer system. LDPlayer and Bluestacks are one of the best Android emulators out there available for Windows PC.
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