Spotify CEO Daniel Ek introduced that the app is formally testing an offline playlist dictated by the customers’ just lately performed favourites. The corporate first spoke about an offline combine playlist in 2020 however nothing tangible got here of it instantly. However it’s clear now that the event was within the works behind the display and it’s lastly coming to fruition now. A number of customers claimed on social media to have already got entry to the characteristic. It’s nonetheless unclear whether or not the Spotify offline combine characteristic might be free for customers or might be a Premium entry characteristic.
Ek tweeted the announcement, the place he wrote that Spotify was “testing out a brand new characteristic referred to as “Your Offline Combine” — a playlist designed for these occasions while you won’t be on-line.” A screengrab shared alongside the tweet confirmed the take a look at characteristic with a playlist value a number of hours value of music.
The applying presently permits customers to manually obtain playlists for offline playback. However the “offline combine” characteristic will draw music from the customers’ just lately performed favorite music whereas nonetheless on-line, with no handbook intervention required for the playlist creation.
Spotify, with over 500 million worldwide customers, is competing in opposition to Google-owned YouTube Music, which already flaunts an “Offline mixtape” characteristic. With the “Good obtain” choice turned on, the YouTube app permits customers to robotically obtain as much as 500 songs in numerous playlists.
Just lately, Spotify additionally eliminated a number of songs printed by AI music firm, Boomy, which was placing up computer-generated music, and impersonating artists with none license or consent. Common Music contacted Spotify, noting that AI bots may have been used to extend the variety of listeners to Boomy’s songs, doubtlessly bringing in some huge cash for the uploaders of the duplicated content material.