If you spend a lot of time on Facebook but want some music while you’re at it, you might get your wish soon. Facebook is building an online audio player so you can listen to songs and playlists while on the social media platform without having to open another app. This is part of a new partnership between the two called Project Boombox and may also be part of Facebook’s push to get more audio content on the platform.
According to Tech Crunch, Facebook is currently working on an audio player that will allow users to listen to Spotify music and podcasts without having to open the Spotify application. The initiative, which has been dubbed Boombox, is part of Facebook’s initiative to allow creators to improve their audience’s experience on the Facebook platform directly, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. This time, your musicians and podcast creators will benefit.
The “boombox” is already being tested in non-US markets, including Mexico and Thailand. Musicians and podcasts will supposedly be able to link their music and other audio content from Spotify directly to their pages and people will be able to listen to it from there without switching to another app. There are no details yet on how this will work or what the user interface is like when they will play music or podcasts on Facebook itself. But considering that it is already in the testing stage, we can expect an initial launch to the rest of the markets in the next few weeks or days.
Earlier this week, Facebook announced its audio-focused initiatives for the next several months, which include things like new audio authoring tools, a new short-form social audio format called Soundbites, and Clubhouse-style live audio rooms. in the main application. and Messenger. Another thing that was mentioned was that podcasts were available on the platform, so we don’t know how it will work with Spotify podcasts.
Facebook and Spotify have had a pretty good relationship over the years, so this integration comes as no surprise. One of the most popular integrations is allowing users to share Spotify songs and albums to their Instagram Stories and eventually Facebook Stories. Let’s see how this new boombox develops.