What you need to know
- Spotify Greenroom is now called Spotify Live.
- Spotify Live will be available as a standalone app as well as inside the main Spotify app.
Spotify has today announced that it is rolling Spotify Greenroom into the main app and renaming it to Spotify Live. The voice-based chat app was launched last year to compete with Clubhouse.
Notably, Spotify says that its new Spotify Live feature will still be available via the standalone app — but it will also be getting a presence in the main Spotify app as well. To start with, the live audio feature will be "available for select original programming" inside the Spotify app, while independent creators will continue to use the renamed Spotify Live app.
To celebrate the switch, Spotify is highlighting its top audio creators via exclusive programming. Those interested in what Spotify has lined up can read more in that announcement post.
Spotify Live, nee Greenroom, was always created as a way to combat the rising popularity of Clubhouse during the early days of the pandemic. This change might suggest that it wasn't getting the traction Spotify had hoped for, especially when most would likely say that Clubhouse is the best iPhone app for those wanting to hold court in this way.
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