Android users are currently exclusive to the Spotify token enabled playlists
In an experiment with non-fungible tokens (NFTs), music streaming service Spotify is currently beta testing their Spotify token enabled playlists with NFT owners. This new feature can only be accessed by NFT owners who connect their wallets via Ledger Live, Meta Mask, Rainbow, Trust Wallet, or Zerion to the Spotify app.
The NFT that permits access to a certain playlist will then be authenticated, and then the user will be allowed access to listen to it. NFT communities that will be participating in the Spotify token enabled playlists include Universal Music Group’s metaverse band Kingship, gaming ecosystem Overlord, character community Fluf, and Moonbirds.
Owners of Overlord’s Creepz lizard NFTs project can use their tokens to access the “Invasion” playlist, which has been curated by the community, while Kingship has made its own playlist of songs by Queen, Missy Elliott, Snoop Dogg, and Led Zeppelin.
A Spotify spokesperson has stated that the app “routinely conducts a number of tests in an effort to improve our user experience,” which also “end up paving the path for our broader user experience and others serve only as important learnings.”
In a Culture: Now Streaming podcast from 2019, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek talked about blockchain technology and how it can create digital files that can’t be copied.
“The most important thing is it will enable paying for things digitally in many of the places around the world where those kind of methods just doesn’t exist,” said Ek. “A service like Spotify, you can imagine what would happen by allowing users for instance to be able to pay artists directly. That can open up massive opportunities where all of a sudden, a user in Japan might pay a creator in Argentina. And that opens up huge opportunities for how we can further our mission.”
As of now, these Spotify token enabled playlists are exclusive to Android users in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand.