According to a Spotify support article, they will soon be adding music videos, documentaries and exclusive video series to the desktop, mobile and tablet apps.
In June we reported that Spotify may be adding music videos, thanks to source code found by Jane Wong showing a video player. According to the details, Spotify’s now playing screen would show options to display regular album art, Spotify Canvas or Video.
While there’s still no official announcement, this feature may be coming sooner than expected. This time, details come straight from the horse’s mouth, more specifically a public Spotify support page that states “Watch music videos, documentaries, and exclusive video series, all from within the Spotify app.” The page shows how to find videos, other video options, and that this feature will be available on desktop, iOS and Android, with the latter two seemingly only supporting Premium users.
This page has been floating around the internet for around a week now, so it’s clear Spotify aren’t interested in covering up their “mistake(?)”.
Spotify have undoubtedly seen YouTube Music’s (backed by their gargantuan library of music videos on YouTube) big uptick in subscribers since Google Play Music’s announcement of their closure by the end of the year. YouTube Music aren’t the only platform making use of music videos, with fresh competition from the likes of FaceBook, Apple Music and Amazon Music Unlimited.
This won’t be Spotify’s first voyage into video, with video podcasts coming to their service back in July.