Spotify acquires music trivia game Heardle
Spotify has acquired the popular music trivia app game, Heardle.
Inspired by the smash-hit word game Wordle – itself acquired by The New York Times earlier this year – Heardle tasks players with guessing a song based on its opening notes. They get six guesses, with each hint giving a few more seconds of music to inform their next answer.
“We are always looking for innovative and playful ways to enhance music discovery and help artists reach new fans,” said Jeremy Erlich, Global Head of Music at Spotify.
“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 as to who has the best musical knowledge. Since its debut, the game has quickly built a loyal following, and it aligns with our plans to deepen interactivity across the Spotify ecosystem.”
Spotify says that for existing Heardle players, the look and feel of the game will stay the same, and it’ll remain free to play for everyone. From today, players can listen to the full song on Spotify at the end of each game.
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