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Spotify collects audiobooks, poetry, and more in new Word category

Spotify is making a big push into podcasting, but that isn’t the only area of spoken word content the company is curating. The streaming service has introduced a new “Word” section under its Browse tab. The section includes recordings of everything from audiobooks to poetry, from language learning to guided meditations.

This seems like a smaller move compared with the many-million dollar deals Spotify made to acquire Gimlet Media and Anchor, but it’s yet another sign that the company is looking to be more than a music platform. Podcasting is getting most of the big-budget investment, but Spotify may also be looking to grow its Word category to have more options for listeners.

Anna Washenko

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