Spotify is the latest service to start testing a TikTok-style video feed on its beta iOS app that will display video clips in full screen mode while playing songs. According to a report from TechCrunch, the feature was first introduced by. noticed Chris Messinawho posted a video of the feed in action. If available, the video feed can be accessed via a new fourth tab in the navigation bar called “Discover”. Individual tracks can be liked as you scroll through the feed, and you are also given a three-dot menu icon to show the option for each song.
The Spotify video feature makes little sense, but let’s see how it works
Spotify confirmed the test in a statement to the source, but did not confirm when the feature would be available to everyone. “At Spotify, we routinely run multiple tests to improve our user experience,” said a spokesman. “Some of these tests pave the way for our broader user experience; others just serve as important learning tools. We don’t have “no further news at this point.”
Not only that, @Spotify Discover is basically a stripped down version of a TikTok-esque feed of vertical music videos (likely canvas format) that you like or can skip.#NeuSpotify pic.twitter.com/hpOEZ8v9bl
– Messina.eth (@chrismessina) 24. November 2021
At this point, this test feature shouldn’t come as a surprise. Netflix has tested something similar on its iOS app, and it will help users discover new content to watch. For those wondering, the Discover feed seems to exist on top of Spotify’s existing canvas feature. In addition to their music, artists can also have videos played here in the app. The videos that appear as part of the Discovery feed appear to be the same ones used for Canvas, TechCrunch says.
At this point, we’re not sure when the feature will finally be rolled out in a stable version of Spotify. We’re also not sure if the feature will be available on Spotify on Android, but let us know what you think about this feature.