Spotify Testing A New Way To Handoff Music Amongst Devices

Thanks to streaming technology, we can keep watching our shows or listen to our music on multiple devices, instead of having to store them locally. However, sometimes switching between devices can be a tad inconvenient and inefficient, but that’s something that Spotify is looking to fix.


Apple And Spotify Reportedly In Talks For Deeper Siri Integration

If there is a reason why digital assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant have a much bigger reach compared to Siri, it is because of companies like Amazon and Google who opened up their digital assistants to third-party developers pretty early on. Apple is slowly doing the same, and according to a report, Apple and Spotify are apparently in talks for deeper Siri integration.


Rock Legends ‘Tool’ Will Finally Be Available On Streaming Platforms

While music streaming does appear to be the next big thing and logical step in distributing music to the masses, not everyone has been so eager to hop on board the streaming bandwagon. This is not surprising when you consider that royalty rates for streaming are pretty low, with some artists believing that they are not being compensated fairly.


Apple Music’s 3-Month Free Trial Could Be Reduced To Just 1 Month

One of the defining features of Apple Music is its free 3-month trial. This is longer than other streaming services that typically only offer 1 month. However, it seems that there could be a chance that Apple might be reducing its trial period from 3-months to just one month. This is according to Apple’s website in which the banner (see above) mentions a one month trial.


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YouTube Music Makes It Easier For Users To Switch Between Audio And Videos

One of the features of YouTube Music is that it allows users to not only watch music videos, but they will also be able to stream regular music as well. However, this is usually an either-or kind of situation, where you can either choose to watch a music video or stream its audio, but that will now change.


Spotify Launches A Special Hub For Disney Songs

Most of us grew up listening to songs from Disney’s various movies and cartoons. It’s hard not to, especially since Disney has played a huge part of our lives. If you’re someone who still loves all the Disney songs, you might be interested to learn that Spotify and Disney have teamed up to create a special hub in which you’ll be able to stream all manner of Disney songs.


Amazon Music Is Growing Faster Than Spotify

At the moment, Spotify is the leader in terms of music streaming. Apple is catching up and last we heard, they had about 60 million subscribers. However, it seems that a dark horse that could be quickly catching up is none other than Amazon Music, where according to the Financial Times, Amazon Music is growing pretty fast.


Apple Music’s Student Trial Period Has Been Doubled To Six Months

Apple Music is currently a paid-only subscription, although they do offer subscribers a free 3-month trial before requiring them to pay for it. However, the good news is that if you’re a student, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Apple has since doubled the duration of the free trial period.


The Cassette Player Has Been Given A Modern Makeover With Bluetooth

Back in the day before the likes of the iPod and portable CD players, there were devices like Sony’s Walkman in which it allowed users to bring their favorite songs with them on the go through cassette tapes. Clearly the cassette tape format has more or less died out, but for those who still love the format and have some lying around, then the device “It’s OK” might be of […]


A Woman Finds Her ‘Missing’ Husband In A TikTok Video

TikTok, for those unfamiliar, is a popular music app in which users can record themselves lip-syncing and dancing to popular tunes. However, it seems that in addition to being able to provide users with countless hours of fun, it seems that it can also be used to locate missing spouses, which is what one woman from India did.


Spotify Will No Longer Allow Indie Artists To Upload Music Directly

One of the features of Spotify was that it allowed indie artists to upload music directly to its platform. Given that some indie artists are not represented by record companies, it can be tricky for them to get their music out there, which is why this feature was actually a welcome one as it made it easier for artists to take advantage of Spotify’s massive user base.


Apple Music Is Now Home To 60 Million Paid Subscribers

In terms of overall subscribers, it would be hard to beat Spotify as the service has been around longer, plus it also has a free listening tier which would no doubt help boost the number of overall subscribers. However, when it comes to paid subscribers, it seems that Apple Music is catching up very fast.


YouTube Music Can Now Download Up To 500 Songs It Thinks You Like

One of the features of YouTube Music is its Offline Mixtape. This is a playlist that consists of 100 songs that are based on your listening history, which is basically YouTube’s way of recommending you songs that it thinks you like, and it also makes them available for listening offline for those times you don’t have an internet connection.


Shazam For Android Can Now Recognize Music Playing On Your Phone

Shazam is a great app if you want to find out the name of the song and artist that is currently playing on radio or TV. However, what if you wanted to find out the name of a song that’s being played on a video on your phone itself? The good news is that Shazam now has the answer to that problem.