As with music artists, Spotify aims to offer better discovery, data and monetisation to podcast creators.
The first lineup of platform-exclusive podcasts from India is hosted by Gaurav Kapur, Mantra, and Aastha iamp; Ankit.
"Storytelling is intrinsic to India, and almost nostalgic because most of us have grown on stories that our grandparents and parents told us; Spotify wants to re-establish that listening culture here, especially as users seek more screen-free moments.
"We are happy to partner with these talented storytellers who've managed to explore different aspects of the local culture to deliver differentiated content and rekindle the love Indians have for audio," Amarjit Singh Batra, Managing Director-India, Spotify, said in a statement.
Cricket-centric '22 Yarns with Gaurav Kapur', fiction thriller 'Bhaskar Bose' narrated by Mantra, and love and relationship advice-based 'Love Aaj Kal' by Aastha iamp; Ankit, will go live on Spotify on December 3.