The latest release from streaming giant Spotify is called Heardle, a free online game that gives the user six chances to guess a mystery song by listening to its first few seconds. Every day the route changes and the player can publish the result of his quiz on social networks.

The acquisition, which was officially announced in a press release on July 12, is the online music platform’s first in entertainment video. The Swedish company hopes to attract Heardle music lovers to its platform.

“We’re always looking for innovative and fun ways to discover songs and help artists reach new fans,” Spotify music director Jeremy Erlich said without revealing the amount of the acquisition. “The game has quickly built a loyal community and aligns with our plans to increase the interactivity of our ecosystem.”he added.

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Service not available in France

Heardle remains an additional site, but links can now redirect players to Spotify. However, French fans of the game have found that the site has been inaccessible since it was acquired in France. Few countries can still play it like United States, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Spotify assured that Heardle would be available ” in the future “ in other languages ​​and countries without giving further details.

Introduced in New York, Heardle is both a variation on the well-known concept of blind test and another from Wordle website, a famous free online game launched by American Josh Wardle in October 2021 that offers a daily grid to discover a five letter word. The principle may have been inspired by the American television show “Lingo” (the French version of which is called “Motus”), but it has had phenomenal success. The website was thus bought by the New York Times for several million dollars (the exact amount is unknown).

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Wordle had a large number of emulators in many languages, including Japanese, French or Breton. Heardle is part of a second wave of imitators who reject the principle in a variety of fields, including music. Likewise, countless other sites – whose names usually end in “the” – offer further quizzes, be they geographical (Worldle), artistic (Artle) or economic (Trade).

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