Spotify For Apple Watch Will Now Support Downloads And Offline Playback
Back in November 2020, Spotify officially released a standalone app for the Apple Watch. However, it wasn’t a “complete” app because unlike the smartphone version, the Apple Watch version did not allow for downloads or support offline playback. This meant that you would still require an internet connection, which means either you bring your iPhone with you or you have the cellular Apple Watch model.
Spotify’s Lossless Music Streaming Could Be Launching Soon
When Tidal first launched, the company tried to set themselves apart from the competition by offering up higher-end streams, but no one really paid attention to it, save for audiophiles who might have been on the lookout for such a service. However, it seems that maybe Tidal could have been onto something all along.
Spotify Launches Their Own Podcast Subscription Service
Last week at Apple’s Spring Loaded event, the company announced that they would be launching a new podcast subscription service. Not to be outdone, it appears that Spotify has now launched something similar of their own, although in Spotify’s case they will be using Anchor to help process the paid subscriptions and content.
Spotify Launches A Mini Player Within Facebook App
If you’re a Spotify subscriber, there’s a chance you might have shared tunes to Facebook every now and then. The downside is that listening to Spotify will require you to leave the Facebook app, but that has changed as Spotify has since announced that they are launching a mini player within the Facebook app.
Spotify Just Got A Bit More Expensive
If you’ve been used to paying Spotify at a certain price, then you might want to take note because the company has announced that they will be increasing the prices of its service across various regions and also across various plans. However, do note that depending on where you live, some of these changes might not affect you.
Spotify Launches Their First Attempt At Hardware - The Car Thing
Companies like Apple and Google have been trying to get their foot in the door with regards to automotives by creating technologies like CarPlay and Android Auto. Neither company makes the hardware for it though, and instead rely on third-party companies to make the hardware while they supply the software.
Spotify Rolls Out Hands-Free Digital Assistant For iOS And Android
A few years ago, it was discovered that Spotify was working on their own digital assistant similar to the likes of Siri and Google Assistant. Now it looks like that digital assistant got a bit smarter thanks to Spotify introducing a hands-free feature that lets users activate the assistant using a wake word.
Spotify Announces Plans For A ‘HiFi’ Lossless Stream
When Tidal launched, the service initially targeted audiophiles who might have been able to better appreciate the higher quality streams, although it was a bit too expensive for regular customers who might not have been too picky. Now it looks like Spotify is also interested in giving users that option as the company has announced its own lossless streaming option.
A 2004 iPod Was Hacked To Stream Spotify
Want to stream Spotify? If you do, you’ll either need to do so from a computer or a smartphone with the Spotify app installed on it. But what if you wanted to stream it on a 2004 iPod? You might think you’re out of luck, but that wasn’t the case with Guy Dupont who decided to take his 17-year old iPod and give it a modern upgrade.
Security Bug Forces Spotify To Reset The Passwords For Some Of Its Users
If you have a Spotify account, then you might want to keep an eye out in your email’s inbox. This is because the company has recently revealed that they have reset the passwords for some of its users following a security bug. This is based on a data breach notification that the company had filed with the California attorney general’s office.
Spotify On Android Might Start To Support Playback Of Local Files
Spotify is a music streaming app and we’re sure that many of you know this, but what if you had local music files stored on your phone before you started using Spotify? One of the options was uploading your music to Spotify, but this needed to be done through your computer. An alternative is to find and use a different music player for locally stored files.
Spotify Patents A Tool To Help Prevent Songwriter Plagiarism
Given that there are only so many notes in music, it is possible that some songs could end up sounding similar to each other. In some instances, this has led to accusations of plagiarism which could get ugly real fast and cost a lot of money. To help musicians avoid this problem, it seems that Spotify has created a tool that can deal with that.
How To Listen To Spotify Offline (Desktop And Mobile)
Music streaming services are perfectly fine to use if you always have a steady and reliable internet connection, but what if you don’t? This is where offline listening comes in handy, and here’s what you need to do if you’re a Spotify user.
Spotify Starts A Rolling Reset Of Passwords Following Security Issues
Over the past few years, we’ve come across various massive data breaches where usernames, passwords, and other personally identifiable information have been stolen from various locations and then put online in huge databases. It is often a good idea to check every now and then to see if your accounts have been affected, which Spotify is now doing.
Spotify Releases Standalone App For Apple Watch
The problem with the Apple Watch is that it typically relies on users to pair the smartwatch with an iPhone. The cellular version of the Apple Watch does reduce its dependence on the iPhone, but when it comes to third-party apps, it’s a bit of a mixed bag as it’s up to the developer to choose to create a standalone app designed for the Apple Watch.
Spotify Now Lets You Find Songs By Lyrics
We’re sure that many of us have had moments where we know the lyrics to a song, but we don’t know what that song is called because believe it or not, some songs aren’t always named after their lyrics! If you’re stuck trying to find a song and if you’re a Spotify user, you’ll be pleased to learn that Spotify has gained a new search feature.
Spotify Users Might Soon Be Able To Stream From The Apple Watch
For some odd reason, Apple Watch users could never stream Spotify directly from their smartwatches. However, for those who might appreciate such a feature, you’ll be pleased to learn that Spotify seems to be testing out the ability, although right now it doesn’t appear to be available for all users.
Spotify Slams The Apple One Bundle, Calls It ‘Anti-Competitive’
Yesterday during Apple’s Time Flies event, the company unveiled its subscription bundle, the Apple One. Basically, this subscription bundle(s) combines various Apple subscription services into several different packages that are much more affordable than if you were to buy them a la carte.
Apple Music Is Converting Customers Faster Than Spotify
When it comes to music streaming, Spotify is leading the way and there’s really no question about it. However, it seems that the company definitely needs to step up their game because according to a report from Loup Ventures, at the rate Apple Music is converting its customers, they could catch up soon.