Spotify is shutting down Spotify Dwell, the corporate instructed Music Ally on Monday. , the standalone stay audio app got here out of Spotify’s . Shortly after the deal went by, Spotify rebranded the startup’s Locker Room app to Spotify Greenroom, and expanded the scope of the expertise to incorporate subjects outdoors of sports activities. Then, virtually precisely a yr in the past, the streaming big and built-in a few of its performance into the principle Spotify app.
“After a interval of experimentation and learnings round how Spotify customers work together with stay audio, we’ve made the choice to sundown the Spotify Dwell app,” a Spotify spokesperson instructed Music Ally. “We imagine there’s a future for stay fan-creator interactions within the Spotify ecosystem; nevertheless, primarily based on our learnings, it not is smart as a standalone app. We now have seen promising leads to the artist-focused use case of ‘listening events,’ which we’ll proceed to discover shifting ahead to facilitate stay interactions between artists and followers.”
Spotify didn’t instantly reply to Engadget’s request for remark. Nonetheless, the corporate shared affirmation of the approaching shutdown . When Spotify first introduced it was shifting into stay audio on the , CEO Daniel Ek predicted the format would change into ubiquitous. “Similar to Tales with video the place each main platform has them as a method for its viewers to speak with one another, I see stay audio equally,” he mentioned on the time. “I anticipate all of the platforms to have it.”
Nonetheless, on the finish of final yr, the corporate , signaling a scaling again of its earlier ambitions. It’s value noting Spotify just isn’t the one firm to drag again from the format. Final Might, Fb father or mother firm meta introduced it was shutting down a number of audio merchandise, together with Soundbites, the short-form audio-sharing device it .