Wynk Music becomes #1 music streaming app in India
Reportedly Wynk Music has most daily active users (DAUs) in India, beating the likes of Spotify, JioSaavn, and Apple Music.
Report: Amazon preparing high fidelity music streaming service
A recent report details alleged Amazon plans to launch a high-fidelity music streaming service to take on Tidal and others.
Spotify gets last word against Apple for now in European complaint
The Swedish company said that Apple’s response to its complaint goes to the “belief that Spotify’s users on iOS are Apple customers,” not Spotify’s.
Spotify complains to EU about Apple’s “app tax” and platform monopoly
The music streaming company wants Apple to lay off interfering in its customer service, marketing and the payment systems it chooses to use.
Free Hulu for Spotify Premium planholders available through June
Those who are paying for ad-free Spotify can get free ad-supported Hulu content if they link up accounts within the next three months.
Apple Music being promoted in iOS push notifications — against App Store guidelines
Just because Apple makes the iPhone you use doesn’t mean you should be left with push notifications bothering you to subscribe to Apple Music.
This is the first Spotify earnings report with net income
It plans to continue growing its user base, subscriber base and through acquisitions… but Spotify has no expectations of making money this year.
Spotify announces Gimlet acquisition, also buys Anchor podcast company
Spotify hsa boosted its podcast creds with the buyout of Gimlet, a big-time content producer, and Anchor, a distribution and adserve platform.
Google discontinues Chromecast Audio
After a prolonged discount period, the only places you’ll probably find a Chromecast Audio are your big box spots and peer-to-peer marketplaces.
Beta version of Apple Music expands to Android tablets
Those who have signed up for the beta program for the Apple Music Android app can now use it on their tablets all prim and properly.
Spotify expanding in Middle East, Africa, maybe even India
With more than 1 billion potential customers in the subcontinent, Spotify will have an uphill challenge when it starts from zero.
Spotify prepares app for Apple Watch and there’s no offline support
The beta stack has been updated to show that Spotify is indeed working on a watchOS app, but it’ll have to navigate a few challenges.
Spotify has new Wear OS app, same dependence on phone
The app is not described to allow Premium users to download songs for offline playback and isn’t clear if LTE watches can stream music directly.
Garmin brings Spotify playlist downloads to the Fenix 5 Plus
One of the most prominent names in fitness wearables has made an app for one of the biggest names in streaming music. And it’s available right now for free.
Apple keeps Shazam accessible for all, takes off ads
As it announced the closing of the acquisition, Apple also told users it would no longer run ads in the music-identifying app.
Sprint Unlimited Premium is $90 a month with Amazon Prime, Hulu, Tidal, big hotspot
Sprint had already offered these tie-ins with auxiliary services in one way or another, but not at this discounted price and with big data bonuses.
Even if you’re not a Costco member, this Spotify deal’s great!
Only every so often do you come across an annual deal for Spotify. This one’s from Costco and even though there’s a surcharge for non-members, it’s good.
T-Mobile goes Rock Star with free Pandora Plus and guaranteed concert tickets
The Pandora Plus subscription will last for a year while the Live Nation partnership, with big discounts on tickets, will go on for a few years.
You can finally easily set a Spotify song as your alarm on Android
No need to sideload songs or use weird apps to have a song from your favorite Spotify playlist start your day. Google’s native Clock app has it.
Spotify growth on track in 2Q18 despite insurgent Apple Music
The music streaming company remains focused on growth of its user base as opposed to profits. And its recent reporting seems to put it in a good position.
Sprint Unlimited Plus goes up to $70 per month while Unlimited Basic goes to $60
The plans go into effect from July 13 with a price jump for more data and music goodies and discounts for first-weekend subscribers.
Spotify Lite is a playlist-only, streaming-only app
Why doesn’t it allow downloads? It would make sense for people who are on tight data plans. In any case, it’s in testing right now.
Double trouble bundle: YouTube Music and YouTube Premium launch
Both subscription services are available in at least 16 countries and aim to elevate the current music and video streaming experiences in the market now.
TIDAL losing music as it fails to pay royalties
Norwegian press have been looking into whether the hi-fi music streaming platform fudged listening numbers for its showcased songs.
YouTube Music streaming app and rebranded YouTube Premium are official and ‘coming soon’
YouTube Music is essentially Google’s latest, purportedly greatest answer to the likes of Spotify and Apple Music, while YouTube Premium is the new name of YouTube Red, also including a Music Premium subscription.