Are you aware TikTok’s Latest Feature Allows You to Directly Save Your Favorite Songs? TikTok is collaborating with streaming music services like Spotify and Amazon Music to introduce a feature. Users can now save songs from TikTok videos directly to their chosen streaming music app.
This addition coincides with TikTok’s growing influence on music charts and artist discovery. Spotify also adapted to this impact with a TikTok-inspired redesign earlier this year, incorporating short-form discovery feeds for music and podcasts.
TikTok’s Latest Feature Allows You to Directly Save Your Favorite Songs
TikTok’s latest feature, the “Add to Music app” option, will display a “Add Song” button next to a track name at the bottom of TikTok videos in the For You Feed. Users can now easily save the song to their preferred streaming music app by tapping this button. Upon the first tap, users can choose their default music service.
Spotify users on TikTok in both the U.S. and the U.K. can save songs to their “Liked Songs” playlist. Besides choosing the default during the initial interaction with the feature, you can also locate the option under “Music” in the Settings page. Spotify plans to expand support to more markets gradually.
Once enabled, you’ll be able to tap an “Add to Spotify” button in TikTok anytime you come across tracks you like and want to hear again as you browse through your For You Feed. You can also access the feature from an artist’s Sound Detail page.
Similar functionality will also be available for Amazon Music listeners, also in the U.S. and U.K. In this app, the TikTok songs will be added to a “TikTok Songs” playlist or another playlist of your choice. On Amazon Music, however, the feature will be limited to Prime members and Amazon Music Unlimited customers, while Spotify will support both its free and paid (Premium) users.
To use this feature, make sure both the TikTok app and your streaming music app are updated to the latest versions. Spotify announces the rollout of this feature on its iOS and Android apps, beginning today. This addition joins Spotify’s array of social integrations, including BeReal, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter (now X).
Unveiling TikTok’s Musical Evolution: Partnerships, Industry Impact, and the ‘Add to Music App’ Revolution
TikTok collaborates with streaming services to improve their offerings, coinciding with ByteDance, its parent company, making strides in the streaming music industry. As TikTok Music extends beyond the U.S., the company utilizes its popular short video app to fuel its own music rival.
Currently, Spotify holds a top position among music apps in the U.S. for monthly listeners, securing the second spot after YouTube and sharing it with Amazon Music, as indicated by a U.S. usage study. Beyond its global streaming dominance, Spotify significantly influences U.S. music culture through its flagship personalized playlist, Discover Weekly, curated editorial collections, and the well-received year-end review, Spotify Wrapped. Meanwhile, Amazon Music gains traction, benefiting from its association with the widely popular Prime subscription, providing it a foothold in the U.S. music scene.
Currently, TikTok must collaborate with its competitors for integrations like this, rather than overlooking them.
Ole Obermann, TikTok’s Global Head of Music Business Development, emphasized the platform’s role in music discovery and promotion. He stated, “Add to Music App takes this process a step further, creating a direct link between discovery on TikTok and consumption on a music streaming service. This makes it easier for music fans to enjoy the full-length song on their preferred music streaming service, thereby increasing value for artists and rightsholders.
TikTok previously collaborated on various music initiatives. Last month, it joined forces with Billboard to introduce a top 50 song chart. Earlier this year, TikTok initiated a program to spot emerging artists in the music industry. Additionally, it provided artists the opportunity to showcase their talents in a live music competition in August and September, further establishing itself as a hub for music discovery.
The “Add to Music App” feature is currently being introduced to users in the U.S. and U.K., with plans to expand to more markets, according to TikTok.
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