Music streaming platform Spotify has announced that it will shut down its wordplay-inspired music guessing game ‘Hurdle’ on May 5 as it aims to focus on its other objectives around music discovery.
“Thank you for playing Hurdle, but unfortunately we have to say goodbye. Starting May 5th, Hurdle will be unavailable,” the company said.
Spotify acquired the game in July last year. According to TechCrunch, similar to Wordle, Hurdle gives players six chances to guess the artist and title of a popular song, but instead of putting in individual letters to form words, players guess the artist and title. Let’s listen to the opening of the song.
The report states that the decision to shut down Heardle was made because Spotify wants to focus more on music discovery through recent app updates rather than off-platform Heardle-inspired activity.
A spokesperson for the company was quoted as saying, “After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to say goodbye to Hurdle as we shift our focus to other features for music discovery.”
Earlier this month, Spotify said it was shutting down its live-audio app ‘Spotify Live’.
However, the company said it will continue to explore live features on its main platform.
“After a period of experimentation and learning about how Spotify users interact with Live audio, we have decided to discontinue the Spotify Live app,” a spokesperson was quoted as saying.
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