Facebook had announced last week Project Boombox which will allow users to listen to podcasts and music from Spotify within Facebook’s app. Facebook and Spotify are rolling out this integration via a new miniplayer experience.
Spotify today announced that starting today users in “select markets” can discover and experience songs and podcast episodes with full playback directly from Spotify inside the Facebook app on iOS and Android.
When a user shares a music or a podcast episode on Facebook News Feed through this sharing feature, it will display in a new miniplayer that lets other people play the content as they continue to scroll, or reshare it.
The new integration is rolling out in Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Uruguay, and the U.S. It will be available to all Spotify Premium and free users.
Beyond Spotify shares to Facebook News Feed, fans will also be able to play songs via the miniplayer through select verified artists’ posts, or even from user-uploaded videos on Facebook that contain licensed music.