Today, Pinoys can listen and watch podcasts as Spotify brings its latest podcast innovation, Video Podcasts, to the country. From Hannah Pangilinan to Jim Bacarro and Saab Magalona, people will be able to engage more deeply with the content they’re listening to by watching video podcasts without leaving the Spotify app.
As a start, users of Spotify will be able to watch and listen to the most popular podcast shows, only on Spotify, such as Spotify Original and Exclusive podcasts including SUPERHUMAN with Wil Dasovich, Pausecast with Hannah Pangilinan, Ang Walang Kwentang Podcast, skypodcast, The Sexytime Podcast, Boiling Waters, The KoolPals, Adulting With Joyce Pring, Wake Up With Jim & Saab, Sleeping Pill with Inka, Punchline with Alex Calleja!, Lecheng Pag-ibig To!, Paano Ba ‘To, Wag Kang Lilingon, Creepsilog, Tambalan Podcast, OnlyFun with Chico and Gino, Small Talk! With Alec Cuenca, Walwal Sesh, The Eve’s Drop, and Paano Kung…, with many more to come.
Users will also be able to enjoy “video background-play”, which allows users to switch between active watching (with video in the foreground) and passive listening (video in the background) — without disruption — all for free.
Spotify, the world’s largest global streaming platform, began a global rollout of video podcasts in 2020 with the intent to give users the option to easily switch between audio only and video depending on where they are, what they’re doing, and what they’re enjoying. And now, Spotify is putting the power to create video podcasts in the hands of our top Philippines creators too.
“At Spotify, we’re constantly seeking new ways to improve the experience for creators, enabling them to connect with their fans. As a format, audio podcasting provides a deeper intimacy than any other format out there. Now, with the introduction of Video, creators are able to add another layer that will ultimately add to the overall listener experience on Spotify. Innovations like this will inspire new genres and creators, pushing the podcasting industry in the Philippines forward and we’re excited to be at the forefront of that,” said Carl Zuzarte, head of Studios for Spotify in Southeast Asia.
Ready to watch and listen? Here’s how to find video content on Spotify:
- Open the Spotify mobile app.
- Navigate to the show of choice and go to the episode page.
- Hit “Play” on a podcast episode.
- Tap the play bar at the bottom of the screen to view the video full-screen.
- Sit back, listen, and watch! (Or if listeners want to go back to just listening, they can easily do that too).
Spotify users in the Philippines will soon see a lot more video podcasts on the platform as access for creators to begin publishing video podcasts to Spotify will be made accessible through Anchor, Spotify’s podcasting platform. This offers a seamless way for creators to upload video content and publish it to Spotify.
More video podcasts will soon be coming to Spotify, so keep an ear—and an eye—on your favorite creators and shows.