Facebook and Spotify will team up on new music features that will allow people to listen to music while using the Facebook app. Mark Zuckerberg opened up about the collaboration during a Discord interview with Casey Newton, who writes the Platform newsletter.
The team will result in a new in-app audio player that will allow Facebook users to stream music from Spotify without leaving the app, according to TechCrunch. Internally, Facebook calls it “Project Boombox”. CNBC reported. News comes in the middle in audio by Facebook, which announced several new audio features on Monday, including the ability to browse and stream podcasts from the Facebook app.
Recode previously the podcast integration would be powered by Spotify. A source close to the streaming company tells Engadget that the new audio player will support both music and podcasts and that there will be options available for paid subscribers, as well as free users. The new player could launch earlier than Facebook’s other audio features, which are still months away.
“Our ambition has always been to make Spotify ubiquitous on all platforms and devices – bringing music and podcasts to more people – and our new integration with Facebook is another step in those efforts,” said a Spotify spokesperson in a statement.
Additional reporting by Billy Steele.
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