Spotify has today unveiled the first version of its new video podcast feature with select podcasts, so that fans can get to know their favourite podcast hosts even better, while creators can more deeply connect with their audiences too. To start watching, just press play on your desktop or Spotify iOS app.
Users will be able to listen to or watch those podcasts as the feature rolls out in markets worldwide where Spotify podcasts are supported. The creator-made videos will start automatically and sync immediately with your audio feed.
If you’re multitasking between apps or want to lock your device during a video podcast, your audio will continue to play in the background. All listeners will still be able to download the audio to their mobile devices to listen to shows on the go.
“Video podcasts build upon and enhance our existing audio experience, allowing Free and Premium users to connect more deeply with their favorite podcasts with video content. Listeners can tune into podcasts like Book of Basketball 2.0, Fantasy Footballers, The Misfits Podcast, H3 Podcast, The Morning Toast, Higher Learning with Van Lathan & Rachel Lindsay, and The Rooster Teeth Podcast for a visual and audio feast.”
The new feature is now being rolled out to all Spotify Free and Premium users.