Spotify tests TikTok-style vertically-scrolling videos feed


Spotify is testing a new TikTok-style feed of videos that users of its mobile app can scroll vertically through. It was spotted by tech veteran Chris Messina, whose tweet about spotting the new ‘Discover’ button and feed in his Spotify app was quickly picked up by TechCrunch.

The feature seems to be based on the looping ‘Canvas’ videos that artists can already upload to Spotify, although the streaming service has declined to comment bar its traditional “we routinely conduct a number of tests in an effort to improve our user experience: some of those tests end up paving the way for our broader user experience and others serve only as an important learning” response.

Discover could be an interesting new spin on music discovery within Spotify, if and when it rolls out fully.

Written by: Stuart Dredge