Watch out, YouTube and Spotify. Facebook testing music videos on its app

Undeterred by the antitrust hearings in the U.S.,is foraying into yet another domain: music videos. Users of the social networking platform in the U.S. can now watchon Facebook.

These will appear in the News Feed, for now, with the company launching a Music section on, where users can explore music by various genres, artists, or moods. This will pit Facebook against the likes of YouTube, as well as Apple and, which have been dabbling with video content in the recent past.

In the coming days, Facebook Watch will host music video premieres by Karol G. Sebastian Yatra, J. Balvin, Calibre 50, and Alejandro Fernandez.will also be updated to make it easier to browse and discover new music videos by new artists.

Facebook has reportedly been negotiating copyright deals with major labels since last year to distribute content on their platform. The company said it has worked with partners in Thailand and India to build a catalogue of music videos. Some of the partnerships struck by Facebook include those with Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group,, and others.

Music videos will be available in Facebook’s home market, the U.S., before it is rolled out elsewhere. The company said it has plans to build “unique social” experiences for musicians and fans to interact virtually, given that the pandemic has cancelled live events and music festivals.

Music-streaming platforms operating in India like Gaana, Hungama, YouTube, andalready offer music videos for some songs.

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When In Quarantine, Binge-Watch!

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the world to a screeching halt. With a large chunk of the global population locked up indoors, a considerable number of people are turning to OTT platforms and streaming their favourite content to make the most of their quarantine.

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