The music streaming app Spotify is now gearing up to bring subscription podcasts to its platform. This service will let the users access original content by paying a monthly subscription. For this, the company has begun conducting surveys to know the user’s response. The Spotify subscription podcast service has been spotted by Variety’s Andrew Wallenstein.
According to Andrew Wallenstein, the president of Variety’s Intelligence Platform Spotify is planning to launch four subscription podcast plans, starting from $3 to $8 per month. He took to Twitter to share the information that music streaming platform has also started sending out surveys to share their thoughts on the upcoming Spotify subscription podcast service.
As per a report by the Verge the most expensive plan would include access to “high-quality original content,” early access to some episodes, and no platform-inserted ads. All of these plans will not include access to Spotify’s premium music subscription.
“At Spotify, we routinely conduct a number of surveys in an effort to improve our user experience. Some of those end up paying the path for our broader user experience and others serve only as important learnings,” the spokesperson said. “We have no further news to share on future plans at this time” the company through the survey hinted at this survey to be taken as concrete product plans. This means it is not yet confirmed that Spotify will launch the subscription podcast service and it might also consider launching some sort of subscription podcast plans as reported by the publisher.
Apart from this the company recently confirmed that Spotify can now be streamed directly on Apple Watch. So now users will be able to stream music or podcasts on Apple Watch without having to connect to an iPhone. To recall the company was spotted testing the feature in September and now it is being expanded directly to all the users. However, this feature will not be available for offline listening as the Apple Watch still lacks the option of offline listening.
With the rollout of the service the users are allowed to access their music library via Wi-Fi or cellular network using the Spotify app on Apple Watch and can listen through Bluetooth devices.
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