Spotify, one of the popular streaming services globally, has announced new features including polls and Q&A and more. It has been testing these features for a long time. These features will be available to all creators through Anchor, which is its podcast production service. Also Read - Apple Music could soon release on the PlayStation 5: Report
Though the tools are open to everyone, Spotify explains podcast producers and listeners will see them in 160 countries, reports Engadget. Also Read - Spotify offers 20 percent Diwali discount on its one-year premium plan: Know how to avail
On the listener side, questions will appear at the bottom of episode pages in the Spotify app on both Android and iOS. Also Read - Best podcast apps for Android: Spotify, Google Podcasts, Khabri and more
From there, users will be able to respond directly in the app to any prompts related to the show. As you might expect, users will see on-going results of polls, but Q&A responses will only be seen by the show’s creator.
Producers and hosts will have the option of pinning certain responses below the question alongside the corresponding username in a stories-like format.
Spotify has been testing polls for a year and it added a Q&A option to the trial in January 2022.
At the time, the company said 90 per cent of users would see polls even though the number of shows on which they appeared was very limited.
(With inputs from IANS)