Earlier this year, we dispelled a rumors that Facebook competence be building a possess strain streaming service. Now we have some-more sum about a partnership—not a rivalry—that has been in a works.
On Thursday, Facebook announced Music Stories, a new underline that lets Facebook users share a 30-second strain shave from Apple Music or Spotify directly in their News Feeds regulating a Facebook iOS app. Now any strain shave we share from those streaming services will beget a playable widget with manuscript art and a couple to listen to a full lane on Apple Music or Spotify.
To share a song, duplicate a strain couple from Apple Music or Spotify, and afterwards pulp it within your Facebook standing update. Once we post it, a couple will automatically turn a playable widget. Tapping on a strain post starts a 30-second preview, that displays a spinning front imitative an old-school vinyl record. As with any Facebook post, we can like, comment, and share these Music Stories.
“The preview is streamed from possibly Apple Music or Spotify (depending on a source of a couple shared), and can be purchased from or saved to a particular strain streaming service,” Facebook executive of product Michael Cerda wrote on a central Facebook blog.
According to Cerda, Facebook is looking to enhance Music Stories playable couple support to other streaming services in a nearby future. But for now, Rdio, Tidal, and Google Play Music subscribers are going to have to wait. Facebook did not discuss in a proclamation either this new playable underline would be entrance to a Android app.
Impact on you: This partnership with Facebook is a vigilance that Apple Music is solemnly evading from a sealed iTunes complement and into a genuine universe (wide web). We’ve also started saying Apple Music embeds on strain websites. It looks like this:
However, we’ve usually been means to squeeze a hide formula from songs that have already been embedded somewhere else first. No hide formula share choice is nonetheless accessible within Apple Music’s height itself.
Making songs, albums, and playlists embeddable opposite a web would make Apple’s streaming use some-more like Soundcloud and reduction like Spotify. You can now hide strain from Spotify on a web, though we need a Spotify desktop app using in a credentials for a marks to start playing. It seems that with Apple Music embeds, we don’t need iTunes or even a subscription to listen.