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Spotify takes on Clubhouse with Greenroom, app available on iOS and Android

Audio apps are becoming a thing with Twitter Spaces, Clubhouse and now even Facebook might launch its own Clubhouse-like app.

Story highlights
  • Spotify has launched its own live audio room app called Greenroom which will go up against Clubhouse.
  • Unlike Twitter Spaces, Spotify Greenroom is a standalone app and can be downloaded from app stores.
  • Spotify Greenroom is available in 135 markets around the world.

There is clearly no dearth of live audio conversation app with Spotify joining the league. The music streaming company has launched its own live audio room app called Greenroom which will go up against Clubhouse, the popular live audio conversation app. Audio apps are becoming a thing with Twitter Spaces, Clubhouse and now even Facebook might launch its own Clubhouse-like app. Unlike Twitter Spaces, Spotify Greenroom is a standalone app and can be downloaded from app stores.

Spotify had renamed its Locker Room, with which the company added live audio to its ecosystem to Greenroom. "Since bringing the Locker Room app into the fold, we've been working to expand its capabilities, with the goal of creating a live audio experience that will delight creators and listeners everywhere. And we wanted to do it with a Spotify twist that operated as an extension of the app already loved by 356 million listeners. That's why we renamed it "Spotify Greenroom," as our Founder and CEO, Daniel Ek, announced in an episode of the Spotify: For the Record podcast," the company said in a blog.

Spotify Greenroom is available in 135 markets around the world. It can be downloaded from the app stores including the Play Store and App Store. The app comes with new branding, the ability for any user to host or participate in live rooms. Users can use their Spotify login credentials to log in to the Greenroom

Spotify Greenroom lets users listen to conversations and also address the listeners. Users can easily join a group and no you would not require an invitation for that. You can search for sessions related to topics of your interest or sessions you would want to be a part of." The Greenroom offering will continue to evolve as we learn more about what creators and listeners want from their live audio experience. We'll also bring exciting new programming to the platform spanning music, culture, and entertainment topics in addition to the sports content Locker Room have been known for," the blog said.

Along with the new audio room app, Spotify will also launch a Spotify Creator Fund to help live audio creators monetize their work. The company is also planning to launch new content programming and product features later this summer.