Everyone wants to offer clubhouse functions. Discord is now starting, Spotify, LinkedIn, Twitter and more are in the starting blocks.
Discord offers a function comparable to Clubhouse, with which people can stream themselves live via audio – and of course other people can participate in the conversations. In the messaging service, the function is called “Stage Channels” and is immediately available on all common platforms.
The difference to Discord’s “Voice Channels” is that with the new clubhouse clone, not all listeners are allowed to be speakers at the same time. However, not all Discord users can already open such a channel. The function can only be started by people with a community server .
Spotify, LinkedIn and Twitter are lagging behind
Spotify and LinkedIn had just announced that they were working on audio streaming functions. The original music streaming service Spotify has invested heavily in its podcasts offering in the past, so it is fitting that they acquired Betty Labs, a company that already offers the sports commentary app Locker Room. So they wanted his own words nothing less than make “the future of the format audio”. The offer for live formats will follow “soon” – of course not only for the field of sports, but every form of creator. “We give professional athletes, authors, musicians, songwriters, podcasters and other global voices the opportunity to hold discussions, debates and AMA (ask me anything) sessions in real time.”
LinkedIn has also confirmed to the TechCrunch portal that it will test a clubhouse function for the business contacts network, but it is still at an early stage. Twitter already offers Spaces . However, these audio chat rooms are not yet available to all users either. Since Facebook is particularly fond of copying popular functions and services, an audio area is to be developed here as well . How far this has progressed is not yet known. This puts Discord way ahead in the race for the first clone for a large user base.