Spotify intros miniplayer for streaming from Facebook app
Users of Spotify Premium can now discover and experience songs and episodes with full playback directly from Spotify inside the Facebook app in select markets.
Beyond Spotify shares to Facebook News Feeds, users will have the ability to play songs via the miniplayer through select verified artists’ posts or user-uploaded videos on Facebook that contain licensed music.
Here’s how to launch the miniplayer:
1. Tap the “Play” button on the song you, your friend, family member, or favorite creator shared from Spotify to their Facebook News Feed.
2. The first time you’re using the miniplayer, you’ll see a consent dialog open- click on “Connect” to continue.
3. If you’re logged in to Spotify, the apps will automatically switch, and playback will start from within the Spotify app. (If you’re logged in, you will be prompted to do so.)
4. Spotify keeps playing even if you keep scrolling down your News Feed, but you’ll have control over playback options so you can pause or dismiss the miniplayer.
As per Spotify, the new integration is rolling out in Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Uruguay, and the U.S. This feature will be introduced to more markets over the coming months.