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Spotify ventures into news, takes on radio through Your Daily Drive podcast

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Spotify’s new feature, Your Daily Drive, a news podcast, enables users to listen to music along with news and new music recommendation. The news clips will be provided by NPR, Public Radio International, and The Wall Street Journal.

U.S users can enjoy this facility in finding new songs from new artists. To keep both music and news fresh, the playlist gets updated throughout the day.

“Americans log 70 billion hours behind the wheel each year, with a big chunk of that time spent commuting to and from work or school. To help make that time fly by, stay up to date on the world around you, and maybe even rock out to a few timeless classics, we are excited to introduce Your Daily Drive,”

announced Spotify, in a press release.

This add-on focuses to bring ease to listeners while commuting through an escape from toggling between multiple stations. To help make time fly while driving, stay updated on the world around, and revive classics.

Your Daily Drive is an addition to Spotify’s other podcasts. This was launched after testing five different podcasts earlier this year.  Your Daily Drive is available to all US users while there are 5% of users in various countries in the testing phase.

This feature was launched after Spotify made an announcement on its first hardware project- Car Thing. It was designed to gather data on music streaming patterns of people while driving.

Spotify had already introduced a radio feature in the app, where the music was focused to keep it fresh and new. However, Your Daily Drive is Spotify’s step to diversifying from music streaming.

 

What’s more?

This feature also combines news talk shows, with the best of audio streaming (on demand, personalized playing and discovery). The podcast is similar to radio where news enters a mix of songs along with ads and other information. However, this feature does not include weather and traffic, which are the most important tools while driving.

Earlier this month, Spotify became available on PlayStation Music in India. Spotify users in India now can access songs and playlists on PS4 and PS3 devices. Spotify on PlayStation Music which launched in 2015 globally. It is rolling out to more in developing territories, giving users a great way to listen to their favourite tracks while playing their favourite games.

 

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