Popular fitness app Strava has announced its “first-of-its-kind” integration with music streaming giant Spotify. A new in-app widget now allows users to stream Spotify music, podcasts and audiobooks from within the app.
The company said in a statement News for the newspaper That Spotify integration is available to both free and premium Strava users eliminates the need to jump back and forth between the two apps during a workout. Users will be able to access Spotify directly from the record screen in the app using a dedicated button in the bottom left corner, as seen in the screenshots.
Mateo Ortega, Strava’s VP of Connected Partnerships, said:
“We’re excited to partner with a global leader like Spotify to seamlessly integrate music and movement on the platform. This new feature further solidifies Strava’s position at the center of integrated fitness and empowering active people. Continues to demonstrate the power of the global community. Strava.”
For the uninitiated, Strava was founded in 2009 and combines the likes of GPS-based exercise tracking and social networking. The app currently has more than 100 million users in 190 countries around the world. Strava also said it was taking control of popularity. Labor Playlists and users on Spotify will be able to listen to Strava-curated music in playlists starting April 20.