Spotify hosted a flagship event last night where it announced a ton of new stuff, including launches in new countries, tools for creators and new podcasts.
It has a lot to do with musicians and podcasters, but what can company auditors expect in the company in the years to come? Let’s take a look at his big plans.
Launch in over 80 additional countries
In recent years, Spotify has introduced its service to new countries including India and South Korea. Today, the company is expanding its presence in more than 80 new countries covering more than one billion people. Spotify is also adding 36 languages as part of the process. New regions include Bangladesh, Pakistan, Caribbean, Cameroon, Rwanda, and Namibia.
There are very few options if you want to stream songs with lossless quality like Tidal and Deezer. Now Spotify is entering this space by introducing Spotify HiFi to some markets for premium subscribers. The company says it will broadcast music in a “ Lossless CD quality audio format. The streaming service is also partnering with speaker makers to deliver high-fidelity music through its Spotify Connect wireless technology.
Anchor will convert text to podcasts in WordPress
Last year I used Podcastle to convert articles to podcasts and listen to them while working. The long term goal of the business is to allow people to use the product to convert their posts to audio. Now Spotify-owned Anchor is teaming up with WordPress to turn your blog posts into podcasts. It will help visitors to consume your blog content while doing other tasks.
Video podcasts and questions and answers in podcasts
Over the past two years, Spotify has made big bets in the podcast space with acquisitions like the Anchor creative platform and studios like Gimlet Media. To make these podcasts more interactive, introducing an option for creators to host polls and question-and-answer sessions. The company invites some of them to test these tools in early access. Anchor will use its technology to convert text to convert WordPress posts to audio.
On top of that, you’ll see more video podcasts in the app later this year.
With that, Spotify is poised to deliver a much more complete listening experience to subscribers in the years to come and dominate the audio world. You can check out everything the company announced yesterday here.
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Published February 23, 2021 – 08:08 UTC
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