Spotify is buying Heardle, but it will ‘remain free to play for everyone’
Music guessing game to be ‘more fully’ integrated into Spotify
The New York Times contact Wordle, and now Spotify has arrived for Heardle, another popular daily pastime. Did you come across the logo at the top of the game’s page?
Music quiz game will keep the “look” and “the game will remain free for anyone to play,” according to Spotify, Heardle’s new owner. The rollout will first reach users in the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. With any form of change, I would expect hiccups; Our CJ is temporarily missing stats.
There’s been a change: at the end of your guess, you’ll now see a playlist for the entire day’s song – with the idea that you’ll follow and listen to it on Spotify. The company sees Heardle as a fun social challenge and a “tool for discovering music.”
“Heardle has proven to be a really fun way to connect millions of fans with songs they know and love and with new songs… and a way to compete with their friends. see who has the best musical knowledge,” said Spotify’s global head of music, Jeremy Erlich, in a press statement. “Since launch, the game has quickly built a loyal following, and it aligns with our plans to increase engagement across the Spotify ecosystem.”
What’s next for Heartle
The company also announced plans to bring Heardle to “hundreds of millions of other people around the world” in “their native language.” And further, Spotify plans to “integrate Heardle and other interactive experiences more fully into Spotify to allow music lovers to connect more deeply with artists and challenge friends.” Brakes for synergy!
While Wordle is one of my real competitors, Heardle has proven to be a favorite of my parents, and I hope the company’s moves don’t turn out to be a good one in the end. Are there any other new games? I’ve long since mined out Sonic and Resident Evil Heartle.
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