Soon, it might be a lot easier to add tracks to a Spotify queue even if you’re not hosting it. Social Listening is a feature in-testing that will let you and friends collaborate on a shared queue.
Apps/Software June 1, 2019
The newly redesigned Spotify app improves prominence and discoverability of podcasts on its platform. It’s not clear, however, when this revamped app might roll out to all users.
Apps/Software May 19, 2019
Spotify has announced its first hardware dubbed 'Car Thing.' However, it's only for testing purposes, and the company doesn't have any plans to make it commercially available.
Gadgets May 19, 2019
Rather than relying solely on Genius for song information, Spotify is planning to let artists curate their own musical narrative. A new feature called Storyline is in testing now, although there’s no clue one when it might roll out widely.
Apps/Software May 14, 2019
iOS users in Australia can now get Stations, an experimental music streaming app from Spotify. Stations is different from its parent app in that it prioritizes radio-like listening experiences, bearing most of the brunt of selection.
Apps/Software May 4, 2019
'Play Now.' That’s what you’ll soon be muttering to Spotify if you want to check out the content featured in its voice ads, which are rolling out now for free users in the United States.
Apps/Software May 3, 2019
Spotify is buying all sorts of podcast companies in hopes of leading the podcast landscape. Now, it needs to invite audiences to actually listen to shows using its app, and here’s how it’s doing so.
Apps/Software May 2, 2019
Amazon is launching an ad-supported music streaming service before this month ends. The music catalog would be limited, and record labels would be paid on a per-stream basis.
Apps/Software April 15, 2019
Apple overtakes Spotify in terms of paid subscriber count, at least in the United States. There’s plenty to do before it becomes the kind of music streaming globally, however.
Apps/Software April 6, 2019
Spotify is testing its new Premium Duo subscription tier in five countries. No word yet on if or when it’ll come to the United States.
Apps/Software March 30, 2019
Apple is facing another antitrust complaint from Spotify for alleged unfair collection of App Store fees. The Swedish music streaming service accused the iPhone maker of engaging in practices that stifle innovation and limit the choice for consumers.
Apps/Software March 14, 2019
New Galaxy S10 owners can get six months Spotify Premium and four months of YouTube Premium free of charge. Only if they’re in the United States, though.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 9, 2019
Spotify is now available in India. The music streaming platform offers a library of 40 million songs and support for different languages across the country plus on-demand music access to free-tier users.
Apps/Software February 28, 2019
Spotify is on one of its most important turning points. The company, which turned a profit for the first time in 13 years, is about to swat freeloaders who use ad blockers as it experiences continued growth.
Apps/Software February 8, 2019
Spotify is reportedly looking to expand its content through purchasing podcast producer Gimlet Media. Both companies are said to be in 'advanced talks,' according to sources.
Apps/Software February 4, 2019
Spotify will soon let users decide for themselves if they prefer certain artists blocked or muted from the platform. No word on a release date yet as the feature is still in testing on iOS.
Apps/Software January 22, 2019
Rumors of Spotify’s physical product have been making rounds since April last year. A new report now corroborates this speculation, and it says the service may launch it later this year.
Gadgets January 19, 2019
Spotify doesn’t have every track on the planet but that might not be a problem in the future. The company is currently testing the ability to add local tracks into the app.
Apps/Software December 3, 2018
Spotify finally comes to Apple Watch. However, expect to be disappointed with its lack of basic features, such as the ability to store tracks for offline playback.
Apps/Software November 14, 2018
Spotify teamed up with genealogy company Ancestry to provide users with playlists based on their DNA. The new feature is not free, but it shows that Spotify is trying its hardest to fight back against rival Apple Music.
Apps/Software September 26, 2018
Spotify has increased its song download limit from 3,333 tracks on up to three devices to 10,000 tracks on up to five devices. The move addresses one of the biggest complaints that users have against the music streaming service.
Apps/Software September 14, 2018
Google Assistant users can finally avail Pandora Premium. The famous music service is becoming more in-demand across the world because of its amazing features such as lyrics search and personalized playlists.
Smart Home August 15, 2018
Australian Spotify users now enjoy a new feature that lets them skip ads. The company is planning to implement the Active Media Feature globally and it expects to benefit its advertisers more.
Apps/Software August 11, 2018
The Google Clock app now lets users set their favorite songs from Spotify as their alarm. Google says YouTube Music integration is coming later as well.
Apps/Software August 1, 2018
Apple Music and Spotify each have 20 million paid subscribers in the United States, according to an exclusive Digital Music News report. Apple Music, however, is 'a hair ahead,' which is not a surprise.
Apple July 7, 2018
Spotify Lite is a 15 MB version of Spotify for the developing world. It works well enough, but some crucial features, like offline downloads, are absent.
Apps/Software July 3, 2018
Spotify wants to directly license lesser-known artists’ music instead of cutting deals with labels. No matter how much it tries to hide it, that’s exactly what’s happening.
Business Tech June 11, 2018
Spotify has now registered with the Federal Communications Commission. This could be a sign that the music streaming company is getting ready to release its own hardware.
Gadgets June 8, 2018
Music streaming service Pandora revealed a new $15 service for up to six subscribers. The Premium Family plan takes all of the benefits of its regular Premium subscription and delivers the same advantages for all six members for a smaller monthly fee.
Apps/Software May 29, 2018
Amazon announced that its Amazon Music app now comes with hands-free listening thanks to Alexa. It allows users to use voice controls to play music from the app just like they would on an Amazon Echo smart speaker.
Apps/Software May 25, 2018
Apple Music subscribers have surpassed 50 million, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an interview with Bloomberg TV that also involved Donald Trump and Apple original content. How soon will Apple Music overtake rival Spotify?
Apple May 15, 2018
Facebook revealed new Instagram features at the F8 developer conference. Instagram users will now have access to video chat, new augmented reality filters, and integration with Spotify.
Apps/Software May 1, 2018
Spotify showcased its revamped app for free users for the first time since 2014. Free users will now get to shuffle less but for a limited selection.
Apps/Software April 24, 2018
Spotify silently rolled out an update to select users that drastically changed the UI. The new design looked to be more colorful with some added perks from the Premium version.
Apps/Software April 19, 2018
Sony released the unboxing video of 'God of War' Collector's Edition featuring game director Cory Barlog and Chris Judge who voiced Kratos in the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive game. Sony also revealed that the video game's full soundtrack is available now on Spotify.
Video Games April 17, 2018
Spotify and Hulu bundled their services for $12.99 bill per month for both. The bundle is currently available for Spotify Premium users, complete with a neat trial that further cuts the cost, and will extend to all users this summer.
Internet April 13, 2018
User growth is critical for Spotify’s business, especially now during its IPO journey. As such, the company will make its service much better for free users, who are most likely to be turned into paying subscribers.
Apps/Software April 11, 2018
Spotify will release a 4G-capable standalone music players for cars, according to an offer that seemingly was released ahead of schedule. The device’s cost will be stacked on top of a typical Spotify subscription.
Gadgets April 7, 2018
Spotify has finally decided to become a publicly traded company. The move indicates significant changes in the company’s relationship with investors, artists, and even regular paying customers.
Apps/Software April 3, 2018
Spotify has started cracking down on the modified apps that give free users access to some of the benefits of a Premium account. The music streaming service has disabled some accounts, and warned of possible terminations.
Apps/Software March 6, 2018
It looks like Spotify is this close to launching its very first hardware product, according to just-spotted job listings. Could the streaming service be building its own smart speaker?
Gadgets February 21, 2018
Amazon is rolling out a new feature that will allow users to create music playlists through voice command. This new Alexa capability is initially available to Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Prime Music subscribers in the United States.
Gadgets February 9, 2018
Spotify revealed earlier this year that it has 70 million paid subscribers, double the 36 million subscribers of Apple Music. However, according to The Wall Street Journal, Apple Music will take the lead over Spotify by summer.
Apple February 5, 2018
Spotify is coming to Discord. Users on the gaming-focused messaging and community platform will now be able to share what they’re listening to and do a bunch of other cool stuff as well.
Internet February 4, 2018
Called Stations, Spotify has launched a new music app on Google Play. Stations allows users to listen to music based on their favorite genres and playlists.
Apps/Software January 31, 2018
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