When it comes to music streaming services, it’s no secret that Spotify is still pretty much leading the way. Now according to the latest figures from Counterpoint Research, it seems that Spotify is still pretty much holding onto its position as based on the data, Spotify remained as 2019’s largest music streaming service.
These days modern day gaming consoles can no longer be just about gaming. This is because our smartphones and tablets are becoming increasingly capable of gaming, meaning that if consoles are hoping to keep up, they need to give gamers more reason to use them. So far consoles like the Xbox and PlayStation have introduced a bunch of apps that makes them more than just a gaming console.
If the idea of being able to stream your Spotify playlists through speakers like those made by Sonos, Bose, or any Alexa-powered speaker, you might not have been able to unless you’re a Spotify Premium user. However, the good news is that Spotify has since announced that they will now allow streaming for its free users as well.
One of the features of Apple Music is that it comes with real-time music syncing. What this means is that as the song progresses, the lyrics will scroll throughout the song and highlights the part that is being sung. This is useful if you’re looking to sing along to the song that is currently playing.
Want to know if your favorite artist has a new song or album out? It seems that over in the US, Spotify is going to launch a test in which they will be allowing artists to pay the platform money, where they will then be able to send notifications to Spotify users to let them know about a new release.
If you’re a Spotify Premium subscriber, you might want to take note because it seems that Spotify is giving away free Google Home Mini speakers to its customers. This is not the first time the company has given away free Home Mini speakers, but according to the company, they are now expanding on their giveaway.
If you use Spotify as your primary music service on your iPhone or iPad, then you might be interested in checking out the latest update to the app. This is because in the latest update to Spotify, the company has finally added support for Siri, which means that you’ll be able to use your voice to control the app and playback.
Streaming services like Spotify offer up family plans which allows multiple users to enjoy a subscription at the same time at a cheaper rate. This is ideal for families where instead of paying for four separate subscriptions, you can just pay for one at a slightly more affordable price.
As some of you might know, Xiaomi makes a lot of different products and not smartphones. For example, the company also makes its own robot vacuum cleaner that we suppose could be seen as a much cheaper version of other robot vacuum cleaners in the market. In fact, it might even have a slight added advantage because it can be modified if you are willing to put in the effort.
Fitbit, known for their fitness trackers, have been steadily making the transition to smartwatches. In fact, if you’re looking for a new smartwatch, a series of newly leaked photos obtained by TizenHelp have revealed the company’s next-gen smartwatch, which will apparently be the Fitbit Versa 2.
One of the differences between Apple Music and Spotify would be its free trial period. Apple Music offers a 3 month free trial, while Spotify offers just one. However, this is kind of understandable because Spotify has a free and ad-supported listening tier, meaning that in theory, users will be able to “try” Spotify for as long as they like before they make the switch to Spotify Premium.
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.
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.
Spotify remains the world’s largest music streaming service with the most amount of paying subscribers. It has been able to add 8 million new paying users in the quarter ending June 2019. As a result of that, Spotify now boasts a total of 108 million paying subscribers. However, the 8 million new users that it has added is slightly below the estimated figure of 8.5 million. “We missed on subs… […]