Fresh off a $60 million funding round at a valuation of $700 million, SoundCloud has launched a visual player. The new embeddable player adds artwork and launches an improved version of SoundCloud's trademark waveform. Artists Steve Aoki, The 1975 and Schoolboy Q, were the first to utilize the new player, which is now available to all users.
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The new player also adds continuous listening . Related tracks are showcased during pause and after finishing playback. For Pro Unlimited users, their Spotlight tracks will display in the player during pause and after playback instead of other related tracks. [click “More options” in the embed screen.] The existing player is still available, as well.
Here''s an example of the new visual player using a new track from Steve Aoki:
Podcaster/comedians Jake and Amir take a stab at explaining SoundCloud's new offering: