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Spotify’s recent product moves hint at a budding super-app

Spotify’s recent product moves suggest the company is building a super-app that includes both audio and video features.

Last week, Spotify made headlines when it removed the shuffle button from albums — a request from celebrity product manager Adele.

Though it may be the most high-profile move, that’s just one of many product updates for the company in the last month.

Including big additions to its audio product mix

Earlier this month, Spotify announced plans to acquire Findaway, an audiobook distribution company, a move that will pit the company against Amazon’s Audible, and offer users a single destination for everything audio.

The firm also launched Netflix Hub, a dedicated place for soundtracks, playlists, and podcasts related to Netflix shows and movies, including “Stranger Things” and “Squid Game.”

Spotify launched a flurry of video features as well

Added features include:

Spotify has tried videos before with little success, but this time it has data behind the moves:

If its new product updates pan out, Spotify could have a super-app on its hands. If not, at least they did right by Adele.

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