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Spotify launches Clubhouse rival Greenroom

By | Published on Thursday 17 June 2021

Spotify Greenroom

Spotify has launched Clubhouse competitor Spotify Greenroom. The live audio app is a rebranded and redesigned version of Locker Room, following the streaming firm’s acquisition of the maker of that app, Betty Labs, back in March.

“Since bringing the Locker Room app into the fold, we’ve been working to expand its capabilities, with the goal of creating a live audio experience that will delight creators and listeners everywhere”, says Spotify. “And we wanted to do it with a Spotify twist that operated as an extension of the app already loved by 356 million listeners”.

One of the biggest updates is putting a focus on music, culture and entertainment content, in addition to the live sports chatter that Locker Room was previously best known for. Actually, at the moment it still seems pretty sports-focussed, but I’m sure that will change once all you guys are chatting away on there. Hopefully anyway. Talking about sport is very dull.

You can log in to the app with your existing Spotify account, and once inside any user can host or participate in a room. If you’re hosting, you can also record your event, so that people can listen on demand later. You know, like a podcast. Spotify is all about podcasts, remember. The app will also recommend stuff to listen to based on your interests. Assuming you have some interests.

As well as this, Spotify has also announced the Spotify Creator Fund, which will reward users of Greenroom for creating popular live content on the platform. You can sign up to that here, if you like. Maybe that could be your interest!