Games communication app Discord adds Spotify integration, now boasts 90m users

Games communication app Discord adds Spotify integration, now boasts 90m users

Discord has announced it is collaborating with music streaming service Spotify to integrate functionality into its games messaging app.

This partnership sees Discord users connecting their account with their Spotify and being able to share what they are listening to on their profile. Spotify Premium members will be able to listen to songs or playlists together in a server.

The company also now boasts 90m users, a three million person increase since the 87m announced at the end of 2017.

“Spending time with friends around gaming has been the foundation on which Discord is built. Finding more ways for people to create those shared experiences is what makes this Spotify feature exciting for us,” said Discord chief Jason Citron.

“Millions of people have already come together on Discord over their love of gaming and of music and we are seeing more musical-based creator communities popping up. So we are also excited to open up the Verified Server program to include these music and music creation communities. Now those musical artists can create and share their passion directly with fans in verified servers right alongside their favourite gaming ones.”

Spotify's product director for Platform and Partner experience Mikael Ericsson added: “This is the next natural step to highlight the importance of music as an integral part of the gaming experience. Starting today, we’re really excited to offer Spotify Premium and Discord users the ability to listen together as a group or highlight what they’re jamming out to while enjoying their favourite games.”

Alongside this news, Discord has revealed that it is opening up its Verified Server programme to include music artists, communities and labels.

This follows the platform integrating features for game developers into Discord last summer. 

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