Spotify buys Heardle, making it unavailable for now in some countries
Heardle is now part Spotify, the musical cousin to Wordle. Spotify has just announced that it will acquire Heardle, a music streaming platform for an undisclosed sum. However, this acquisition makes it unavailable to some of its users.
Heardle and other games such as Wordle are similar to what they sound like. Instead of guessing the words, you will listen to a clip of a song and make a guess. Then, Heardle humiliates you by sending you a bunch red square emoticons. You might be a pro at it, and you get one green square.
Spotify has announced that it is adding Heardle into its arsenal of discovery tools. The service sees it as more than just a trivia game.
While the Spotify Heardle deal isn’t significantly different visually, it’s not available to all players. The slight Heardle tweaks today are in the U.S.A., U.K. Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. More languages and regions will follow soon. There have been many complaints about the small number of countries. Many people are complaining that Spotify’s Heardle announcement thread on Twitter doesn’t allow them to access the game as they used to.
Waiting for a local launch can be frustrating, but even more frustrating is the user concern over lost stats or win streaks. Many are sharing screenshots showing their deleted data, even users from countries that support it. Spotify’s official Twitter account has received a few complaints from users and has requested tech support by email. However, it has not yet provided any further information on a solution.