Amazon extends Spotify podcast support for Alexa devices to 11 more countries
Users in Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain and UK can now utilize the new Alexa skill.
Spotify app now lets you search a song by its lyrics
Spotify has also introduced new weekly charts that will document the top albums and songs streamed across the globe.
Spotify makes it easier to create a collaborative playlist and check everyone’s contribution
A Collaborative Playlist on Spotify will now also show the avatar of the person who added a particular song or podcast episode.
Spotify is down at the moment
Spotify says it is “aware of some issues right now and are checking them out.”
Spotify is testing shareable quote cards pulled from podcast episodes
This is a mobile-only experimental feature that is live for users in the US at the moment, and that too, solely for The Michelle Obama Podcast.
Spotify’s Group Session feature will let you remotely host a listening party with friends
Spotify users can now listen to a podcast or enjoy a playlist remotely with friends via synced playback, and also ccontrol playback.
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Spotify debuts video podcasts for free and premium users
Spotify’s video podcasts will be available for free and premium users across the world on both mobile and desktop.
Spotify introduces Top Podcasts and Trending Podcasts charts to tell you what’s popular
The new Spotify charts for podcasts have started rolling out in 26 countries on the Android and iOS apps.
Spotify introduces Premium Duo, a subscription plan aimed at couples
Thee two users applying for Spotify Premium Duo must reside at the same address to be eligible.
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Spotify now works on Amazon Echo devices in India
The feature was added for Amazon Echo devices back in 2016 in select markets.
Spotify’s next big catch for an exclusive show is Kim Kardashian West
The show will reportedly document the work West has done with the Innocence Project, a non-profit that helps exonerate wrongfully convicted people.
Spotify finally lifts the limit of ‘only’ 10,000 songs in Your Library
Assuming that an average song has a 3-minute runtime, it would take over 3 years for a song to repeat if there are 10,000 tracks in your library.
Samsung Galaxy Buds update brings Ambient Sound and Microsoft Swift Pair support
Samsung Galaxy Buds also get deeper Spotify integration for gesture support, allowing users to resume music playback and get playlist recommendations.
Android 11
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Apple might let users set third-party apps as default over in-house options
Apple is reportedly discussing the ability to let users set a third-party email and browser app as default over Mail and safari respectively.
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Spotify gains 30% paid subscribers in one year, falls short of expectations
Spotify reported its second quarter figures, and the service is growing in all aspects, even though it fell short of expectations and analyst predictions.
Spotify Lite
Spotify Lite consumes less data, works on slow phones and connections
If you have an older, slower phone, or a connection that is slower or the amount of data you can consume is limited, the new Spotify Lite application is for you
Apple says it collects a 15% fee from 0.68% of Spotify users
Apple has now complied and told European antitrust regulators that it collects a 15% fee from about 680,000 of 100 million Spotify premium customers.
The EU wants answers from Apple before it can rule on Spotify’s complaint
The EU said, through its Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, that it needs to hear where Apple stands before it can rule on the Spotify complaint.
Apple Music beats Spotify in the United States
According to a recent report, Apple Music managed to surpass Spotify in the United States when it comes to paid subscribers.
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.
Apple vs Spotify: more than just a battle of declarations
The Apple vs Spotify saga goes way beyong declarations and complaints. The two companies are direct competitors in the music streaming business.
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.