Spotify, the Swedish music streaming service, is testing a new feature in its mobile app that adds a vertical feed of music videos, similar to TikTok, that users can scroll through to find something they enjoy.
Several applications, including Instagram and YouTube, are emulating TikTok’s vertical short video stream.
The functionality was discovered in the Spotify for iOS beta, which is accessible on TestFlight. According to 9To5Google, a new button in the app’s tab bar sends users to a new vertical video experience where they may swipe up or down to watch short video segments.
According to the source, Spotify refuses to disclose more information regarding the vertical stream of music videos.
However, the corporation stated in a statement that it has been investigating the possibility of a vertical video feed.
The feature may be based on Spotify’s existing Canvas format.
Canvas, which was widely released in 2019, allows artists to make videos to complement their music on the Spotify app.
Introduced broadly in 2019, Canvas allows artists to create videos that accompany their music on the Spotify app. The feature had mixed reviews from users, as some reported they preferred to see just the static album art when listening to music and found the video and its looping imagery distracting. But others said they liked it.
Spotify has announced a partnership with Netflix to create a dedicated hub on the OTT platform.
The hub will be a one-stop-shop for all Netflix-related content, including some that are only available on Spotify.
This hub is available on both the mobile and web versions of the service.