Greenroom, a new app that allows platform users to host or join live audio rooms, has been officially released by Spotify on iOS and Android. Greenroom, like Clubhouse, is a social audio app. Greenroom users can host live conversations about a variety of topics and even turn those conversations into podcasts.
The Greenroom app is based on the Locker Room code that already exists. Earlier this year, Spotify acquired the company behind Locker Room, a sports-focused audio app. Locker Room users will receive an update today that will revamp the app and give it the Greenroom redesign and experience, according to Spotify.
“Creators and fans have been asking for live formats on Spotify, and we’re excited that soon, we’ll make them available to hundreds of millions of listeners and millions of creators on our platform,” said Gustav Söderström, Spotify’s Chief Research and Development Officer.
Users of the Locker Room app will have to adjust to the new changes, as the app previously only focused on sports content. The white-and-reddish colour scheme of the app has also been replaced with the traditional green-and-black Spotify colour scheme, as well as a new logo and font.
Greenroom users can sign up using their existing Spotify accounts. Users will also be able to select their interests from a variety of topics during the signup process.
Spotify is also launching a Creator Fund to help fuel the new app. While details about the fund are limited, a source close to the situation told The Verge that it will be used to compensate users based on their engagement levels and the popularity of their rooms.
Spotify Greenroom is available in 135 countries on iOS and Android. However, this is still less than the 178 markets in which Spotify is available. Greenroom is only available in English at the moment.