Playing music Spotify is now testing a brand-new function called "token-enabled playlists" that lets holders of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) connect their wallets and access music that has been hand-picked.
Token owners in the Fluf, Moonbirds, Kingship, and Overlord communities can now access the service. The chosen playlists will be periodically updated and only available to community members via a unique link for the duration of the three-month testing phase.
Holders of the lizard-themed Creepz NFT project can link their Web3 wallet to Spotify to access the project's community-curated "Invasion" playlist, stated to a tweet from Web3 gaming and media universe Overlord on Wednesday.
A tweet from Overlord said, the trial is now only available to Android users in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand.
Spotify appeared to confirm the information in a Twitter reply.
A token-gated playlist for NFT holders that featured songs by Led Zeppelin, Queen, Missy Eliott, Snoop Dogg, and Missy Eliott was also made by the NFT band KINGSHIP from Universal Music Group.
Lead developer for the NFT liquidity protocol NFTX Apoorv Lathey shared a screenshot from the pilot that showed step-by-step instructions for getting the customized playlist for KINGSHIP on Spotify.
The screenshot indicates that NFT owners can link up with their Metamask, Trust Wallet, Rainbow, Ledger Live, or Zerion wallets.
Spotify does not provide any additional information regarding future plans to increase the feature's accessibility.
The global streaming network with over 489 million users has previously tried integrating NFTs into its service. Spotify let a number of bands, including The Wombats and Steve Aoki, to promote NFTs on their accounts in May 2022.
A wide range of Web3 music services have emerged to decentralize the music-listening experience. Audius, a crypto-linked streaming service, allows users to obtain AUDIO token rewards for using its app, in contrast to Royal and anotherblock, which enable music composers to sell music royalties as fractionalized NFTs.