Deezer have introduced live football commentary and podcasts for Bundesliga, Premier League and FA cup matches for football fans in the UK and Germany. Users can now keep score of games directly through Deezer’s apps and webpage. Deezer will also be host to match fixtures and results, football-centric music playlists and more from their specialist football editors.
With the success of streaming services reaching their peak this year services like Spotify and Deezer have been working hard on expanding their roster of features. Deezer’s latest move promises to appeal to the millions of football supporters in the two countries.
At the moment podcasts are only available in the UK for the Premier League and FA cup whilst the other features are available in both the UK and Germany. There is no news yet whether Deezer plan to expand this new feature to other countries and football leagues.
Deezer have been expanding their service outside of music streaming since last October when they acquired Stitcher the podcast and radio aggregator. Deezer insists that it’s focus still lies in music even as it expands into other territories.
Christian Harris, Deezer’s UK managing director said in a statement to International Business Times: “Deezer, as a business and a brand, has a conviction to broaden the portfolio of content that we offer. Stitcher was the first step. Football was the second.”
The new football feature can be found in the apps section of Deezer’s sidebar. It is available to all Deezer users, with ads for free users and without for Premium users in the UK and Germany from www.deezer.com/app/football.