The music app is currently testing out the feature.
The Verge has announced that Spotify is testing out video podcasts on its mobile and desktop apps.
According to the website, the music app is testing the feature out globally with Zane Hijazi and Heath Hussar‘s podcast, Zane and Heath: Unfiltered. It’s set to appear for 50% of the show’s Spotify listeners and will only appear for its three most recent episodes.
The new feature will allow creators to upload video footage directly to the app. For listeners, the videos will appear at the bottom of their screen, with an option to make it full screen.
Videos will automatically sync to the podcast’s audio feed and will continue to play, even if listeners lock their phones. When advertisements play, the video will appears as a single, static screenshot.
As of now, Spotify is only planning to upload video podcasts in the language in which they’re recorded. As well, the test doesn’t visually indicate which episodes have an accompanying video version.
While Spotify is planning to rollout the feature to more podcasts, a wider release date has not yet been confirmed.
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