Spotify is renaming its Greenroom live audio app to Spotify Live and bringing its features into the main Spotify app, the company announced Tuesday. Spotify Live will be available both as a standalone app and as a live stream feature in the main app. Currently, the main app will feature select live content from the original programming, and the standalone Spotify Live app is open to all independent developers.
“Listeners can tune into the live program on Spotify from the creator’s podcast or artist page, and if they want to join the chat or join the presenter on stage, they can do so from the Spotify Live app.” to a blog post on the company’s website.
Bloomberg reported first last month that a name change was imminent for Greenroom, which Spotify launched last year as a potential competitor to Clubhouse. Greenroom is based on Locker Room, an app created by Betty Labs, a software developer acquired by Spotify last March. The app got off to a slow starthowever, lags behind other live audio competitors like Twitter Spaces.
In its release, Spotify said it is rolling out some live event programming to kick off the rebrand, including events with Spotify-exclusive podcast Off the record with DJ Akademiks today at 12:30 p.m. ET and After hours with Alex Cooper, host of call her daddy on Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET.
https://www.theverge.com/2022/4/12/23022006/spotify-live-audio-programs-greenroom-podcasts Spotify adds live audio programs and renames the Greenroom app to Spotify Live