Spotify is shutting down Spotify Live, its live audio streaming app. The app was separate to their main app and allowed users to stream and interact with live audio, including podcasts and music.
“After a period of experimentation and learnings around how Spotify users interact with live audio, we’ve made the decision to sunset the Spotify Live app. We believe there is a future for live fan-creator interactions in the Spotify ecosystem; however, based on our learnings, it no longer makes sense as a standalone app” they explained.
Spotify Live was previously known as Spotify Green Room, which in turn was renamed from Locker Room, after its founding company Betty Labs which was acquired in April 2021 for £50 million.
Some of the apps features and functionality has already been integrated into the main app, but they claimed that they will continue to search for ways to host live audio and hopes to expand into the radio market.
“We have seen promising results in the artist-focused use case of ‘listening parties’, which we will continue to explore moving forward to facilitate live interactions between artists and fans.”