Spotify’s Diwali Hub Is Out Now on Android, Blend Playlists With A.R. Rahman and More

The hub features unique widgets for both celebrational and devotional playlists.

Spotify’s Diwali Hub Is Out Now on Android, Blend Playlists With A.R. Rahman and More

Photo Credit: Spotify

Spotify's new Diwali Hub

Highlights
  • Users are welcomed with special Diwali wishes from music artists
  • Devotional and celebration playlists are sub-divided based on language
  • The ‘Daily Diwali’ widget refreshes with a new playlist every day

Spotify has launched a new festive Diwali hub in India. Packed with features that can connect listeners to their favourite artists, the hub includes personalised clips and playlists, tailored to different vibes, such as devotional or celebration. Announced last year, Spotify's Blend feature also plays a key role, as you curate a shared playlist with not just friends, but with artists such as A.R. Rahman and B Praak. Spotify's new Diwali hub rolls out to Android devices in the coming days.

There's no word on when it's coming to iOS. In a statement to Gadgets 360, Spotify said "The Spotify Diwali hub is rolling out over the coming days, with the experience currently available on Android."

“The new in-app Diwali experience on Spotify is not only about music, but also connects listeners to each other through trending playlists, and to their favourite artists through video content and Blend,” said Rahul Balyan, Head of Music for India, Spotify, in a blog post. “We hope that this experience becomes a part of our listeners' celebrations this year.”

On this festive occasion, Spotify is bringing two new playlists to the front. Dubbed “Daily Diwali,” this segment offers a daily, refreshed mix of festive-themed songs for you to discover. Alternatively, “Your Diwali 2022” is “made just for you,” and remains constant, throughout the season.

Spotify's new Diwali hub welcomes users with special greetings from beloved music artists, through an Instagram story-like panel. The lineup includes Amit Trivedi, Asees Kaur, B Praak, Darshan Raval, Devi Sri Prasad, G.V. Prakash, and Karan Aujla. All greeting videos are designed to be shareable — though, at the time of writing, the redirection links seem to be broken.

The Diwali-themed Blend feature combines your favourite tracks with music composers', — A.R. Rahman, B Praak, and G.V. Prakash — to create an odd fusion playlist. In a prepared statement, Rahman said: “This Diwali, with Blend, we get an opportunity to share the music that inspires us or is on repeat on our playlists. Not only that, the fans get to add their music to our playlists, and the shared playlist is such a lovely way for us to connect with each other.”

Further down in Spotify's Diwali hub, there's a ‘Celebration Vibes' section, which is divided into several categories based on language. For instance, the ‘Diwali Bash' widget leads to Hindi songs, ‘Diwali Party Hits' to Punjabi, ‘Deepavali Kondattam' to Tamil, and so on. This trend extends to the devotional segment as well, which lists Diwali aartis and bhajans in several languages.

Spotify's new Diwali hub is currently rolling out, exclusively on Android.


Why are they still making more Harry Potter? We discuss this on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.
Affiliate links may be automatically generated - see our ethics statement for details.
Comments

For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Rahul Chettiyar
Rahul Chettiyar is a Sub-Editor at Gadgets 360 and writes about entertainment and video games. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies, Sekiro and Elden Ring speed runs, and David Fincher video essays. Before joining here, he solely handled the gaming section at Indian Express Online. You can write to him at rahulr@ndtv.com or find him on Twitter and Letterboxd @Ch1ckenDumpl1ng More
iPhone 14 Plus Production Said to Be Cut by Apple as Company Re-Evaluates Demand: All Details
Share on Facebook Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment google-newsGoogle News
 
 

Advertisement

Follow Us

Advertisement

© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2023. All rights reserved.