Hot Stuff: Spotify Looks to Beef Up Its Video Content by Adding Original Programs

Hot Stuff: Spotify Looks to Beef Up Its Video Content by Adding Original Programs

Spotify was once exclusively a music streaming app—that no longer holds true. As a matter of fact, the Swedish service began carrying video content starting this year. Spotify is poised to bring it to the likes of Youtube and Apple Music (which also offers limited video content) that’s why earlier this week, it announced that it’s going to expand its video offerings with twelve original programs that will be geared towards music, entertainment, lifestyle, and pop culture.

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Here are a few of Spotify’s planned programs:

Landmark - a documentary series that highlights iconic music events

Rush Hour – a hip-hop-centric mini-series produced by Def Jam Records

A yet untitled mockumentary series about finding music’s next big star that will be hosted by Tim Robbins.


And that’s just the beginning. Spotify intends to expand its programming in phases. The second phase will reportedly focus on comedy and animation according to Bloomberg. Both free and premium users from select regions (initially U.S., U.K., Germany, and Sweden) can enjoy the upcoming original content that will feature 15-minute long episodes. Hopefully, all of these sweet programs will become available in the Philippines at some point. They should be perfect diversions during daily train rides.


Photograph from Digital Trends


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