Spotify is shutting down its live audio app Spotify Live. The company says it will continue to explore live features on its main platform.
Spotify Live is the app previously called Spotify Greenroom, acquired in 2021 when Spotify bought its creator, startup Betty Labs. According to the source, Spotify Live is itself being canceled, with users being delivered the news this afternoon.
Under Spotify Live, the streaming service launched several radio shows across sports, music, and pop culture. Eventually, Spotify Live was consolidated into the main Spotify app.
“After a period of experimentation and learnings around how Spotify users interact with live audio, we’ve made the decision to sunset the Spotify Live app,” a Spotify spokesperson told Music Ally.
“We believe there is a future for live fan-creator interactions in the Spotify ecosystem; however, based on our learnings, it no longer makes sense as a standalone app.”
“We have seen promising results in the artist-focused use case of “listening parties,” which we will continue to explore moving forward to facilitate live interactions between artists and fans,” added the spokesperson.
€57m is a lot to pay for an app that you shut down two years later, even if you do learn some useful lessons along the way.