Tag: Spotify

Microsoft Kills Groove Music Service, Migrates Users To Spotify With A 2-Month Premium Trial

Microsoft has announced plans to kill its Groove Music service. As a recourse, it’s helping subscribers transition to Spotify, and some of them might even be eligible for a free two-month premium subscription.

Apps/Software October 3, 2017

Spotify No Longer Works Using Safari: Time To Switch To Another Browser Or Use Desktop Version, Apple Users

Spotify has officially dropped support for Safari, telling users they should use alternative browsers or the native Spotify desktop app instead. Spotify can’t confirm if support will eventually come back, but the issue apparently roots from Apple’s incompatibility with Widevine.

Internet September 11, 2017

Use Your Google Home To Play Music Via Spotify Free: Here’s How

Google has just added the ability to play Spotify on its Home smart speaker even for those who only have free accounts. The move fulfills the company’s intent to make the device more compatible with streaming services.

Gadgets August 19, 2017

This Is What Spotify On Xbox One Looks Like, Plus More Details On The Music Streaming App For The Console

The arrival of Spotify for Xbox One escalated from a rumor to a confirmed fact over the weekend. Screenshots of the music streaming service on the console have now been revealed, along with more details for the app.

Apps/Software August 6, 2017

Xbox One Players Can Soon Rock Out To Spotify: Music Streaming App For The Console Already In Testing Phase

Spotify is finally coming to the Xbox One, two years after the music streaming service arrived in the PlayStation 4. The app is currently undergoing internal testing and should launch soon on the console.

Apps/Software August 5, 2017

Spotify Driving Mode Feature Undergoing Testing: Bigger Buttons, Voice Control, And Song Announcements

Some Spotify users have gotten a hold of what looks to be a Driving Mode inside the app, which applies numbers of optimizations to lessen distracted driving. Whether Spotify intends to release it widely remains a question, however.

Apps/Software July 8, 2017

Look Out Spotify, Apple Music: Tesla Considering To Launch Its Own Music Streaming Service

Tesla could soon become an unlikely challenger against Spotify and Apple Music. Sources revealed that the electric car company has spoken with all the major labels regarding plans to launch its own music streaming service.

Apps/Software June 23, 2017

Apple Music Now Offers A $99 Annual Subscription: Your Move, Spotify And Pandora

Apple quietly added a $99 annual subscription option for Apple Music, which translates to about $8.25 per month. Previously, Apple Music only offered a $9.99 monthly subscription, similar to rivals Spotify and Pandora.

Apple June 20, 2017

Thanks To Free Streaming, Spotify Hits 140 Million Listeners, But How Does This Affect Artists

Spotify's user base has grown to surpass 140 million making it the most popular music streaming service on the market. However, Spotify's success may be having a negative impact on musicians and artists.

Internet June 15, 2017

Taylor Swift Returns To Spotify And Pandora: All 5 Albums Back On All Streaming Services

Taylor Swift has finally returned to Spotify and Pandora, as she has brought all five of her albums back to all music streaming services. According to the singer's management team, the move was made to thank fans for their support.

Celebrities June 9, 2017

Spotify Hardware In The Works? Job Posting Reveals Ambition To Create Wearables, Smart Home Devices

A job listing revealed that Spotify is thinking about getting into the hardware business. The device that the music streaming service is planning is apparently inspired by the Snap Spectacles, the Amazon Echo, and the Pebble Watch.

Business Tech April 25, 2017

Waze And Spotify Team Up For Seamless Navigation With Music In The Mix Without Having To Switch Apps

Waze and Spotify have an exciting new partnership that ensures seamless and mutual integration for a fun commute with music playing without switching apps. Here's what you need to know about the rollout, availability, perks, and how it all works.

Apps/Software March 15, 2017

Pandora Enters The On-Demand Music Streaming Scene: How Does It Compare With Spotify, Apple Music?

At last, Pandora is entering the on-demand music streaming space, making it harder for everyone to choose the best music subscription. Here’s how the major ones compare.

Apps/Software March 13, 2017

Spotify Pulls In 50 Million Premium Subscribers: Can Apple Music Keep Up?

Spotify has announced that it now has over 50 million premium subscribers, incurring yet another firm lead in the music streaming space. Apple and Tidal are far behind, and it might require drastic measures for them to keep up.

Apps/Software March 2, 2017

Tinder Users Are Finding More Matches Thanks To Spotify: Popular ‘Anthems’ Include Songs From The Weeknd And Drake

Tinder users who use the Spotify “Anthem’ feature on their profiles are making more matches, bonding over the love for artists like The Weeknd and Drake.

Apps/Software March 2, 2017

Want Hi-Fi And Lossless Audio Playback On Spotify? You Have To Pay More

Spotify’s new Hi-Fi audio plan has made the rounds, offering lossless quality streaming for $5 to $10 on top of the regular subscription fee. If rolled out, it’s poised to rival Tidal’s lossless audio feature.

Apps/Software March 1, 2017

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’ Continues To Dominate Both U.S. And Global Spotify Streaming Charts

Ed Sheeran’s hit song ‘Shape of You’ is dominating Spotify’s latest weekly streaming charts. The track is no. 1 in listens both globally as well as in the United States.

Internet February 26, 2017

Spotify To Launch 3 New Original Podcasts In A Move To Increase Exclusive Content

Spotify announced the upcoming premieres of three new original podcasts to its platform.

Apps/Software February 23, 2017

Spotify-Backed Soundtrack Your Brand Gets $22 Million Investment To Bring Music Streaming Services For Businesses

Spotify-backed Soundtrack Your Brand has raised $22 million in a new round of funding. The background music company intends to use the money to grow its global footprint.

Business Tech February 17, 2017

Prince Back On Spotify, Other Artists Like Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Thom Yorke Still Out

Some of late singer Prince’s songs have appeared back on Spotify. The singer who died of drug overdose in 2016 was vehemently opposed to free music streaming apps and refused to put his work up on them during his lifetime.

Apps/Software February 16, 2017

Prince Tracks Come Back To Streaming On Sunday: Here's Where To Stream Prince’s Music

Prince's music will be available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music and more starting Sunday.

Internet February 10, 2017

New Bundle Deal Nets You Spotify Premium If You Pay For A New York Times Subscription

The New York Times has announced a new subscription tier that comes with Spotify Premium. Available for U.S. residents, the bundle costs $5 a week, removes the site’s paywall, and grants unlimited Spotify access.

Apps/Software February 9, 2017

Spotify Joins Forces With AccuWeather To Launch ‘Climatune’ Site That Plays Music Based On The Weather

Spotify and AccuWeather launched a new website that reveals what kind of music trends based on the weather in the user’s location.

Internet February 7, 2017

Ed Sheeran Rules Global Spotify Streaming Charts In Quest To Beat Adele, Migos On Top In US

Ed Sheeran is still burning up the global Spotify charts with his recently released new songs. Meanwhile, hip-hop trio Migos edged out Sheeran to top U.S. Spotify streams.

Internet January 29, 2017

Pandora Topped All Music Streamers In 2016: Spotify, Apple Music Lagged, SiriusXM Came On Strong

Pandora was the most listened-to music streaming service in 2016 according to a recent survey, beating out rivals Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Apple Music. Streaming was the top music listening format of choice, with terrestrial radio holding strong at second place.

Internet January 27, 2017

Apple Looking To Expand Apple Music By Offering Original TV Shows And Movies: Should Netflix, Spotify, And Amazon Worry?

Apple is said to be thinking about producing original TV shows and movies, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The original content will be made available to Apple Music subscribers who pay the monthly fee of $10.

Apple January 13, 2017

Ed Sheeran’s New Songs ‘Shape Of You’ And ‘Castle On The Hill’ Break Spotify One Day Streaming Record

Ed Sheeran has started off 2017 with two new hits. His just-released tracks 'Shape Of You' and 'Castle On The Hill' both individually broke Spotify’s record for most song streams in a single day.

Internet January 13, 2017

Tech IPO Expected To Pick Up In 2017: Snap, Uber, AirBnb And More

Market analysts predict that Snap Inc. will open the floodgates for the tech IPOs once it goes public in March next year. Companies such as Uber and Spotify are expected to jump on the bandwagon afterwards.

Business Tech December 30, 2016

Drake’s ‘Fake Love’ Tops U.S. Spotify Chart While The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ Rules Globally And Christmas Songs Impact

Drake has topped the Spotify streaming charts once again, this time with his latest release ‘Fake Love.’ The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ holds the top spot globally as Christmas music makes an impact on all the streaming charts, especially in the UK.

Internet December 27, 2016

George Michael Song Streams Shoot Up On Spotify In Wake Of His Christmas Day Death

Music fans worldwide are streaming the late George Michael’s songs on Spotify in the wake of his Christmas day passing. The streaming service reports a huge spike in listening to music from the late pop icon.

Internet December 27, 2016

Spotify For Mac Gets Update, Brings Touch Bar Support For The New MacBook Pro And AirPods Auto-Pause Feature

Spotify has released a new update that comes with integrated Touch Bar controls for the new MacBook Pro models, alongside support for Apple’s wireless AirPods. The new improvements are a welcome addition to Apple’s fledgling Touch Bar.

Apps/Software December 26, 2016

Drake’s ‘One Dance’ Is First Song Ever To Pass 1 Billion Spotify Streams

Drake’s 'One Dance' has become the first song ever to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify. The accomplishment is all the more remarkable, as the song was just released this past April.

Internet December 21, 2016

Samsung Gear S3, Gear S2 Get Dedicated Spotify App: No Offline Playback Support Though

Spotify has now gone live for Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 devices, though it didn’t come along with the said devices. The app can now be downloaded via the Gear Manager app.

Wearable Tech December 20, 2016

Spotify SoundCloud Acquisition No Longer Happening Due To 'Licensing Headache'

Spotify has reportedly balked at the complexities and cost of negotiating with SoundCloud's music labels. Insiders revealed that the music streaming company decided it could not afford to further complicate its plan to go public next year.

Apps/Software December 9, 2016

Sonos Speakers Can Now Be Controlled Using Spotify

Spotify and Sonos have now released an update allowing direct control of all Sonos speakers via the Spotify app. The feature, however, is limited to premium subscribers of the music streaming service.

Apps/Software December 7, 2016

The Weeknd Shatters Spotify Record For Most Streams In A Day With New No. 1 ‘Starboy’ Album, Beating Justin Bieber

The Weeknd has officially broken the record for most streams on Spotify in a one-day period, beating Justin Bieber’s prior record. The pop star’s just-released new album ‘Starboy’ is also poised to hit No. 1 on Billboard’s top album chart.

Internet December 1, 2016

The Chainsmokers Not ‘Setting Fires’ On Streaming Charts After ‘Closer,’ But Why?

EDM pop duo The Chainsmokers have had a banner year so far, but their new single has stalled on the streaming charts. Why is ‘Setting Fires’ not living up to its title?

Life & Style November 30, 2016

Spotify Says Thanks To Weird 2016 In New Ad Campaign That Shows The Fun Side Of User Data

The latest advertising campaign of Spotify says thanks to a weird 2016 by revealing interesting and strange listening habits of users. "Dear person who played 'Sorry' 42 times on Valentine's Day, what did you do?" one of the billboards says.

Internet November 30, 2016

The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ Album Dominates U.S. Spotify Chart But Rae Sremmurds’s ‘Black Beatles’ Stays At Number One Spot

The Weeknd's just released album, 'Starboy' is dominating Spotify's charts. Rae Sremmurds’s ‘Black Beatles’ maintains its stay at the number one spot.

Celebrities November 28, 2016

Rae Sremmurd's 'Black Beatles' Viral Mannequin Challenge Theme Tops Spotify's Global Streaming Chart, Finally Toppling Chainsmokers' 'Closer' 3-Month Reign

Rae Sremmurd's hit 'Black Beatles' has topped the global Spotify streaming chart on the strength of the massively viral Mannequin Challenge, for which it serves as the theme. The move finally ends the almost three-month reign of EDM duo The Chainsmokers’ ‘Closer.'

Celebrities November 21, 2016

Facebook Messenger Gets Android Auto Integration: Here's How It Works

Android Auto can now display Facebook Messenger notifications and messages. Thanks to a recent patch to the Messenger app, drivers can also reply without the risk of getting into accidents.

Apps/Software November 16, 2016

‘Black Beatles’: Rae Sremmurd Viral ‘Mannequin Challenge’ Theme Tops Spotify Streaming Chart As Drake’s ‘Fake Love’ And The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ Drop

‘Black Beatles’ by Rae Sremmurd has shot to the No. 1 spot on Spotify’s U.S. weekly streaming charts on the back of its inclusion in the viral ‘Mannequin Challenge’ videos. The song bumps former chart toppers The Weeknd and The Chainsmokers down a spot, along with Drake’s latest release ‘Fake Love.’

Internet November 13, 2016

Spotify Junk Data Issue: Music Streaming App Slowly Killing Your Hard Drives By Writing Gigabytes Of Junk Data

Spotify could be slowly killing the storage devices of users on the PC, Mac or Linux. Investigations revealed gigabytes of junk data being written in less than an hour, with the problem happening even while the app is idle.

Apps/Software November 11, 2016

Pandora Website Gets Redesigned Interface, New Features For Pandora Plus Members

Pandora completely overhauled its website for enhanced user experience. Aside from the UI improvements executed to rebrand the music service, it also entails the introduction of new features.

Apps/Software November 10, 2016

The Weeknd And Daft Punk’s ‘Starboy’ Stays Atop Spotify Streaming Chart As Drake’s ‘Fake Love’ Rises To Challenge It For No.1

The Weeknd and Daft Punk’s ‘Starboy’ rules the U.S. Spotify streaming chart again, edging out former champ ‘Closer.’ Drakes new release ‘Fake Love’ is nipping at both songs’ heels, however, and could hit the top spot soon.

Celebrities November 8, 2016

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