Spotify rules out games as it goes beyond music

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Music giant Spotify is launching video and podcasts on its service, but not video games.

The streaming behemoth announced it would be adding podcasts, curated radio shows, plus news and entertainment video clips from the likes of BBC, Comedy Central, Maker Studios and ESPN at a press conference in New York.

It's also introducing a running app, which includes music specifically designed for running that adapts to the user's pace.

However, video games are not currently part of the plan.

Spotify told MCV that: It's all about the right content for different people and different parts of your day - expanding on music content to include podcasts and video. Games are not part of this.”