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Twitter Introduces 'Audio Cards' To Add Music To Your Timeline

Twitter Introduces 'Audio Cards' To Add Music To Your Timeline

by Brad MerrillOctober 17, 2014

Twitter has announced that it is adding a new type of card to your timeline—the Audio Card. The new feature will allow users to stream music and podcasts directly from their timelines on both Android and iOS devices.

You can dock the cards to continue listening as you browse Twitter, much like the experience on SoundCloud—which happens to be Twitter’s first streaming partner for Audio Cards.

The company’s second partner is iTunes. Now when artists share their tracks on Twitter, you’ll be able to order from iTunes with a couple of taps.

At first, Audio Cards will only be available to a select group of partners, including the White House, NASA, NPR, and David Guetta. In the coming weeks, however, they will roll out to anyone who has tracks on SoundCloud.

This feature should make it easier for musicians and podcasters to share their content, and for users to consume that content. It looks like Twitter may have finally found a place for music on their platform.

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Brad Merrill
Brad Merrill is the founder and former editor of VentureBreak.