This Friday, September 9, Spotify announced that it will start testing audiobooks on its streaming platform very soon, a decision that is part of its product catalog expansion plans after implementing the programs or podcasts.
The innovation organization comprehends that they can offer a better client experience for book recordings, as they have previously finished with webcasts, as Spotify CFO Paul Vogel brought up uninvolved of the second yearly Evercore ISI meeting.
The introduction of audiobooks would respond to the streaming audio platform’s plans to expand its product catalog, where they see growth opportunities in both established and developing markets, according to TechCrunch.
In that sense, Vogel pointed out that tests with audiobooks will begin “very soon” after the company has been working on its implementation for the last year. Inside this technique is the obtaining of the Findaway book recording wholesaler.
Adding book recordings to its foundation would permit Spotify to contend with administrations like Amazon’s Discernible or Scribd, among others. Be that as it may, it has made little introductions to the area previously, testing the arrangement in January last year with so many works of art as Frankenstein, Influence, Extraordinary Assumptions, and the main book in the Harry Potter series.
Spotify declares that it will offer passes to shows and melodic shows
The organization Spotify declared that it has begun testing Spotify Tickets, another drive with which it puts show passes marked down to fans and clients from the actual application.
It currently has a ‘feed’ called ‘Live Events’ for both the ‘app’ for PC and for iOS and Android, which locates live events in a personalized way and takes into account the user’s playback habits and location.
He pointed out that in this way its users are offered the possibility of buying tickets for concerts and shows. When the show is picked, Spotify diverts them to outsider stages, like Ticketmaster.
The specialized media Music Ally indicated that Spotify began the first tests of a new tool with a different format than this section. In this case, the ‘app’ will directly manage ticket sales, instead of acting as an intermediary with other ticket sales platforms.
To this end, the company launched the Spotify Tickets initiative in the United States, available both in the application and on the Spotify website, where tickets for different artists are accessible for shows that will occur in the US.
To get to this help, the stage expects you to have a record and sign in to it, as expressed in its Agreements area. Subsequent to making the buy, clients will get an affirmation email.
Spotify additionally demonstrates that tickets can’t be exchanged and are not adaptable.
In addition, if the concert is postponed or canceled, the platform will collaborate with its organizers to manage the refund of its amount.
The company pointed out that it sells tickets on behalf of the organizers of the event, so its price does not depend on it. Likewise, he pointed out that he will charge a commission for reservations that will notify the user before completing the purchase.
At the moment, Spotify Tickets is in the testing phase, a company spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch, indicating that they cannot share any more news about their plans.