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Clubhouse, one of the most hyped audio messaging app on iOS, is now ready for Android users. In its recent announcement, the app developer said that the Android version can now be downloaded in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and even New Zealand. This was an improvement from the last press release saying that the Android version was only limited to US users.
How to download?
As an update to a Tech Visibility report back on May 9, the Clubhouse Android version has now added new places where users can download it from. Since today, the audio-messaging app can be checked out on Google Play Store, if you’re located in the mentioned countries above.
In case, you don’t belong in any of those places or the US, you might have to wait a little longer before being able to download the app. To download it; just go Google Play Store, search for Clubhouse app, and click the ‘Install’ tab. If you can’t click it, the app’s not accessible yet in your country.
Clubhouse developers have already said that they are still on the planning phase with widening their Android user reach. The result could arrive by the next few weeks.
Our plan over the next few weeks is to collect feedback from the community, fix any issues we see and work to add a few final features like payments and club creation before rolling it out more broadly. If you are an Android user, you can download Clubhouse for Android and sign up now to be alerted once it’s available in your area, and read the FAQ here.
Just a heads up, even if you already downloaded the app, you still need to have an invite to use it. So, you better make friends with other Clubhouse users too.
Discord to compete with Clubhouse?
Since Clubhouse is now moving forward to expand their reach, gaming platform Discord also has a plan to make their own live audio feature.
On a CNBC report, Discord calls this feature as ‘Stage Discovery’ that would allow Discord users to easily find live audio conversations happening across the various communities — or “servers” — on the app.
“This is making it so it’s easy to find your interest groups and find activities that are happening,” Discord COO Mak Azadi told CNBC. “We’ll see how big the market is, but we certainly continue to be excited and surprised by the usage of voice in general on Discord and then how quickly Stage Channels have been adopted. We’re very optimistic about it as an opportunity for us.”
Apart from the announcement, Azadi also clarified that Discord is not doing any changes just to let go of the gaming aspect in their platform. In fact, he explained that “this is just us being more inclusive to everyone.”
So far, Clubhouse has already quite a number of competitors since its launching. The most famous one is from Twitter, which called as ‘Twitter Spaces.’ Unlike Clubhouse, you don’t need an invite to join this platform.