Facebook Becomes a Competitor to Spotify and Clubhouse!
Both features are currently limited to users living in the United States region only, but will be available to all users in the future.
As the name suggests, Live Audio Rooms is a Clubhouse clone that allows you to discover, listen to and participate in live conversations with public figures, experts and others on topics that interest you. Facebook allows up to 50 simultaneous speakers and there is no limit on listeners.
Live Sound Room owners can choose a nonprofit or fundraiser to support during their talk, and listeners and speakers can donate directly to a specific nonprofit.
Similar to podcasts on Spotify, people can listen to podcasts while browsing Facebook via the mini player or full screen player experience with playback options even when the phone screen is off. Facebook plans to roll out additional features such as captions and the ability to create and share short clips of a podcast in the future.
To start off, the first list of podcasts is Joe Budden from The Joe Budden Podcast; “Jess Hilarious” by Carefully Reckless by The Black Effect Podcast Network and iHeartRadio.
Here’s a preview of some of the key creators and topics in Facebook’s Live Sound Rooms
- Grammy-nominated electronic music artist TOKiMONSTA to discuss women’s excellence and overcoming barriers.
- Rosa Clemente, organizer, producer, independent journalist, and academic-activist, will host a discussion about affirming Blackness in the Latinx community.
- Presented by broadcaster, entertainer and internet personality Omareloff, the Live Sound Room will discuss what it’s like to live the life of a professional esports player.
- Social entrepreneur Amanda Nguyen will speak with fellow changemakers in pursuing justice and making progress in an extraordinarily polarized time.