Spotify also joins the Clubhouse trend with ‘Greenroom’, a new iOS and Android app. It’s hard to understand how fads work and how some things become trends despite, in theory, going against the progress of others. At a time when almost all platforms are betting on video and ephemeral stories, ClubHouse has managed to cause a furor and is forcing the rest of its competitors to make a move in the field of audio.
The latest to do so has been Spotify, a veteran in this field that if it previously had music and podcasts, now also moves into the field of audio rooms. Rooms in which to talk about any topic, which are called Greenroom, come through a dedicated app and are available to almost everyone from today.
The Greenroom app is now available on iOS and Android
The Clubhouse is finding more and more competition in a market that does not stop receiving bets from heavier players (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Telegram), as in the case of Spotify that today releases for almost the entire planet (135 countries) it’s Greenroom app. Greenroom was already available in a limited beta phase but that has come to an end and we can download it and start using it whenever we want.
With Greenroom we will be able to organize live audio rooms with a few “broadcasters” and many “listeners” and whose session we will start with a Spotify account. We will only need the account so it will be enough to be Spotify customers in its free mode and for the moment, and Spotify has not communicated otherwise, Greenroom is also free both to broadcast and to listen.
If we are afraid that these audio rooms will be lost forever, we should not worry because we can record them to download them later. Thus, Greenroom becomes an ideal place to record podcasts that can later end up on the parent platform, Spotify, or other services. Or maybe we just want to record them for different reasons. But watch out, because Spotify has already thought that we might want to charge for organizing these audio rooms in Greenroom.
The service is released today for everyone with a statement in which Spotify itself talks about a fund for creators. A fund that will allow Spotify to pay creators of such live audio rooms in Greenroom based on their popularity and the interaction they achieve from their users. We don’t know much more about this fund for creators but Spotify has already enabled a form where, if we want, we can sign up and receive more information later.
As we said, Spotify has created Greenroom as a standalone app and can be found in both the iPhone store and the Android store. We leave the links below as they are currently in early access and may not appear in your searches. Remember that Greenroom is a free app and we will only need a Spotify account to log in.