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Spotify is preparing video integration, says 9to5Google

The new feature would enable different content that is displayed on the screen while the music plays

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Spotify seems to be building out a new video player on the “Now Playing” user interface, according to 9to5Google. The move would put the streaming platform in a direct competition with YouTube Music.

As revealed by Jane Wong who shared the news on Twitter, Spotify is apparently planning to create a tabbed interface for the “Now Playing” screen which enables different options for what content is shown on that screen.

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These new tabs would include typical album art, on “Canvas,” and an entirely new video section.

The “Canvas” section is a feature that already shows a brief video clip in place of album art, but not a full music video. However, the video tab would show full music videos within the app. The platform says it’s “still exploring” the feature.