Greenroom users can participate in live discussions or host their own.
After acquiring Betty Labs, the company behind the famous sports-focused audio platform Locker Room, Spotify developed Greenroom.
Along with podcasts, social audio has exploded in popularity in the last year, with Clubhouse in San Francisco leading the charge.
According to AppMagic, Clubhouse has been downloaded over 18 million times since December.
However, there are still concerns about the platforms’ ability to monetize their content.
They’ll also have to compete with Discord, which has over 140 million members and has offered live audio since 2015, albeit it’s mostly targeted at video game players.
Because of its focus on music and, more lately, podcasts, Spotify has the advantage of already being an audio platform.
Spotify introduced three new features last month: buttons with improved readability features, text scaling choices, and a beta for podcast transcripts.
The new features will be part of an upgrade for Android and iOS users that will begin rolling out in the coming weeks. The transcripts feature will be accessible for Spotify Original podcasts for the time being, but it is expected to expand to all podcasts in the future.
During the Google I/O keynote, Spotify also revealed that customers will soon be able to download playlists and podcasts on Wear OS devices.