With Spotify’s new mini-player, users can now stream Spotify within the Facebook app for both Android and iOS. The company will be rolling out the integration to other markets in the upcoming months.
Meanwhile, it is already available in 27 markets – Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras.
The others are Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Uruguay, and the U.S.
Following Spotify’s partnership with Facebook, Spotify users can easily play audio from Spotify directly within Facebook through a new mini player without switching between apps.
Before the official announcement, the social media giant, Facebook has already announced the project with Spotify last week – Boombox — as part of its larger strategy to embrace social audio.
While Facebook is separately building its own podcast player and podcast-discovery features into the Facebook app. Both companies expect that the integration will yield an incremental lift in time spent using their respective services.
For those living in the areas where it has already released, there’ll be a Play button pop up on your display when a Spotify link appears in your Facebook feed. You can tap the Play button on the song to listen.
But before you can begin using the Mini-player for the first time, you’ll see a consent dialog box asking for permission to link Spotify and Facebook apps, and to continue, you must click Connect.
However, Spotify Premium subscribers can launch full playback from the mini-player to the Spotify app, while free users can do the same but it’s an ad-supported version that will be able to launch into shuffle mode.
Well, this is not the first time Facebook and Spotify have partnered up, around 2019, they launched the ability to include 15-second clips of Spotify songs in Facebook Stories. While Facebook launched thousands of officially licensed music videos on the platform last summer.