Now you have another reason to never close Facebook
Facebook today launches a new tool for users, with the arrival of a news feed Spotify mini player. For users who subscribe to Spotify and already spend a lot of time on Facebook, spending even more time browsing your news feed is even easier to do with the miniplayer.
The functionality is the culmination of an agreement between the two companies. A multi-year partnership already offered things like the ability to easily share your favorite songs or playlists. That your friends and followers could interact with to play them. Without this integration, you will have to keep the Spotify app open. Now you don’t have to.
This means that if you’d rather keep Facebook open at all times, you can have one less tab running if you also enjoy listening to music throughout the day.
Spotify miniplayer on Facebook supports music and podcasts
Whether you love music from your favorite artists or enjoy listening to podcasts, the new mini player gives you access to both. You must be a Spotify Premium users to access the feature however.
As it is not available for basic Spotify users. The feature offers full playback just like you would in the Spotify app or the Spotify web player. However, playback is only accessible by pressing the play button on a podcast track or episode that someone in your News Feed has shared.
If you just want to start reading without seeing a shared post, you will need to do so in two ways. Share your own message or just start playing from Spotify.
The feature is only available through the Facebook app on mobile
For the moment, the miniplayer is not available on the Facebook site. And Spotify doesn’t mention if that will be the case at some point. This seems to be aimed specifically at mobile users.
And that makes sense given the amount of time people spend on Facebook through the mobile app. It is also available for Android and iOS users. Spotify says it is pushing integration in various regions including the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand and many more. other. However, it is not yet available everywhere.
If it’s available to you, the music will continue to play as you scroll. With controls accessible at the bottom of the user interface just above the navigation bar. So it’s always visible and you can pause or play music without ever leaving the app.