Spotify Begins Rolling Out Music Videos in Beta Across 11 Countries

Spotify today announced support for music videos, a new feature the streaming service describes as a "beta" with a limited catalog that is available in 11 markets.

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Music videos for supported tracks will show up in the Now Playing screen for Spotify Premium users in the UK, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Brazil, Colombia, Philippines, Indonesia, and Kenya.

A "Switch to Video" icon appears above the song title in supported music tracks. Tapping starts the song from the beginning with accompanying video within the Now Playing view, which can also be rotated to landscape orientation on iPhone and Android.

Supported artists include Ed Sheeran, Doja Cat, Ice Spice, Aluna, and Asake, and the videos can also be accessed on desktop or smart TVs. Spofity told TechCrunch that its full music catalog will eventually include "thousands" of songs.

Previously, video content on Spotify has been limited to video podcasts and short repeating music video clips when a song plays. Apple Music has included its own music video catalog for six years now. The feature was introduced with the release of iOS 11.3 in March 2018.

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Top Rated Comments

hacky Avatar
4 weeks ago
Spotify... We want better music quality (''). And all you're giving to us is rather unnecessary features.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nfl46 Avatar
4 weeks ago
I find Apple Music sound better than Spotify.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alchemistmuffin Avatar
4 weeks ago

Previously, video content on Spotify has been limited to video podcasts and short repeating music video clips when a song plays. Apple Music has included its own music video catalog for six years now.
And Apple Music has it for how many years now?!?!?!?!

Not to mention the music video are also encoded in Dolby Atmos on some of it.

Sigh…… no wonder why Spotify had to call Uncle EU to try to shut down Apple. They can’t compete with what Apple has. (Plus Apple pays the artists)
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
j26 Avatar
4 weeks ago
I don't really see the point of this - Spotifys core is audio, not video.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wbeasley Avatar
4 weeks ago
For two years they have promised better hires music. Noting.
Spent all their time fighting In App purchase when their user base grew, was #1 and paid outside the app store.
Guess the will test this and then find a new price tier to hit you with.

My premium sub runs out 23 March since I cancelled after their use of the EU to attempt to get their way.
Waiting for Apple Music to import my Spotify playlists and then will switch there.

Spotify and Epic are such losers. Sooks.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
4 weeks ago

Still no HiFi. I wonder what the hold up is. It’s been years since they announced it.
I swear they were JUST about to announce it for an additional 10 bucks or something a few years ago and then Apple Music came along at the very same week with "Hifi" at no extra charge and Spotify was like "CRAP we cant launch this now, it would make us look bad charging for it!"
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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