Today, I give Spotify some plaudits for a new promotion they’re running on Heardle.
Knowledge Waits is a feature where I just share some bit of pop culture history that interests me that doesn’t quite fit into the other features.
SPOILERS FOR THE AUGUST 17, 2022 HEARDLE AHEAD!
Okay, so today’s Heardle was the great Nirvana tune, “Lithium.” Normally, when you get a Heardle answer right (or even when you get it wrong) you get a 30-second snippet of the song to sort of appreciate the song in question.
Beginning today, Spotify is changing that little box where you can play the tune to a new box where you can still play to get the 30-second snippet, but now you can click through to Spotify to play the whole song for free so long as you sign up with Spotify.
I love stuff like this that doesn’t change the utility of the original Heardle game while also allows Spotify to advertise themselves. Very clever.
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