The Spotify platform announced that the new mini music player is now available for use in 27 countries, and it allows you to listen to music or podcast shared in posts without having to leave Facebook, and last week, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, revealed that The company is working with Spotify on new music features that allow users to listen while using their social network apps.
The Project Boombox initiative allows you to listen to any music or podcast episode shared by a friend, family member, artist, or content creator directly from the news feed.
Spotify says, the first time you press to listen, a dialogue box appears asking for approval to connect music and social applications, and if you log in to Spotify, the music or any other sound will start. If you are not logged in, you are prompted to do so, and the audio content continues to play while you use the Facebook app, with the mini music player installed at the bottom of the interface above the navigation icons.
And the pause or shutdown controls of the mini music player will be just one click away at all times. The audio feature displays the album along with the artist and title information, and the player looks very similar to what you see in the Spotify mobile app.
Spotify says that Premium subscribers will have full player functionality while free users can use shuffle mode, and listen to ads just like you hear when using streaming service apps. And if you don't have a Spotify account, you can listen to a 30-second preview of the song or episode.
The list of countries where the new Spotify music player is available within Facebook apps includes Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, and Thailand.
The cooperation with Spotify is one of the many new audio projects that Facebook is working on, as the company announced last week the details of its attempt to compete with Clubhouse through the audio rooms only feature, the new broadcast feature, and other elements.
And while all of these things are still a long way off, Facebook said, the audio rooms only feature should be available for use sometime this summer.