Facebook in conjunction with Spotify launched the mini-player yesterday, which will now allow users to stream music and podcasts from Spotify, directly from the Facebook app.
This will allow Facebook users to listen to music while browsing, texting someone, or doing social media work.
“Discovery is important to Spotify. That’s why we’re improving how users share and engage with songs and podcast episodes by introducing a new mini-player experience driven by social discovery, that allows listeners to enjoy audio from Spotify directly within Facebook, without switching between apps,” said Spotify in a blog post.
The mini-player is available for Spotify premium users, present on both android and iOS, in select countries. Spotify Free users can also use the mini-player on iOS and Android but only in shuffle mode, and the streams will include ads from Spotify.
Spotify explained the steps on how to launch the mini-player, which are;
- Tap the “play” button on the song you, your friend, family member, or favorite creator shared from Spotify to their Facebook news feed.
- While using it for the first time you’ll see a consent dialog open. Click on “connect” to continue.
- If you are logged in to Spotify, the apps will automatically switch and playback will start from the Spotify app and if you are not logged in you will be prompted to do so.
- Spotify plays constantly even if you keep scrolling down your news feed. You will therefore have control over playback options so you can pause or dismiss the mini-player.