With this, they'll be able to display what they're listening to at a given moment on their profiles, or simultaneously listen to tunes within a server — provided they're on Premium.
Spotify And Gaming
This isn't the first time for Spotify to be engaged with the gaming community, however. For one, it replaced Sony's Music Unlimited Service on PlayStation, and it also recently became available on Xbox One. Also, back in 2016, it launched a portal that brings various original video game music into one place, including music from No Man's Sky, Minecraft, Portal, and the entire Halo series, but those playlist are, well, often deemed terrible.
Why Spotify Is Arriving On Discord
Spotify being launched on Discord suggests the music streaming service may finally know what gamers are really listening to aside from video game music and improve its curation algorithm accordingly, or at least better inform whoever is making those playlists to begin with.
The main reason Spotify launched its app to Discord users is to let the community, particularly Premium subscribers, "listen together as a group or highlight what they're jamming out to while enjoying their favorite games" via Discord. Whatever a Discord user is currently listening to will be attached to a tag on their profile, which sounds a lot like how the now-defunct Turntable.fm service or Dubtrack worked.
"This is the next natural step to highlight the importance of music as an integral part of the gaming experience," said Mikael Ericsson, Spotify product director, platform and partner experience team. As part of the partnership, Discord is to open its Verified Server programs to feature artists, various music communities, and labels. If anything, though, this will make listening parties with friends a whole lot easier and more intuitive. It makes sense for Spotify to partner Discord on this front since the chat platform is particularly excellent at bringing communities who share various interests together.
For those who haven't downloaded it yet, Discord is a free app for Mac, PC, iOS, and Android that lets users join servers typically consisting of various gaming communities where they can discuss, mingle, or participate in events. It is one of the most popular community apps based around gaming, if not the most popular.
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