LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – Spotify has today (June 12) announced the launch of a new personalized playlist called Your Daily Drive.
Targeted at commuters, the playlist combines music with news updates from popular podcasts produced by outlets including The Wall Street Journal, NPR and PRI. Both the music and the news updates will be refreshed throughout the day, unlike the platform’s other popular playlists.
Today’s playlist launch is Spotify’s latest move to bring podcasts to the forefront of the platform. Earlier this month the streaming giant inked a deal with former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company Higher Ground to develop and produce exclusive podcasts, while earlier this year it spent hundreds of millions to acquire podcasting platforms Anchor and Gimlet Media.
For the moment, Your Daily Drive is only available in the U.S.