Spotify Premium Family Users Will Have To Provide Their Location ‘From Time To Time’

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.


Guy Hacks His Xiaomi Vacuum Cleaner To Play Spotify

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 Versa 2 Leaked With Alexa And Spotify Integration

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.


Spotify Extends Its Free Trial Period To 3 Months

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.


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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.


Spotify Now Has 108 Million Paying Subscribers

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… […]


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.


Spotify For iPad Finally Picks Up Multitasking Support

There’s some good news today for Spotify users on iPad. There’s a new update rolling out today for the Spotify app for iPad. The music streaming service has finally added multitasking support to the iPad version of its iOS app. This means that it gets support for features like Slide Over and Split View, a feature that Apple initially released back in 2015.


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.


Spotify Lite Is Rolling To A Lot More Countries Today

Spotify Lite first emerged on the scene a year ago. As the name suggests, the app is meant for older devices and for users in places where the internet connection might not be too exceptional. The storage and data-friendly app is now being expanded to more countries across the globe, 36 to be precise.


Spotify Stations App Adds Support For CarPlay

Spotify took aim at Pandora with its Stations app that allows listeners to enjoy curated music without having to do much themselves. It’s the convenience of this app which made it popular instantly which it was launched in the U.S. a few weeks ago. iOS users were missing an important feature, though, and that was support for CarPlay. That has now been addressed.


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.


Spotify Podcasts Listeners Will Now Have Targeted Ads

Spotify has long allowed advertisers to target its free-tier listeners by genre or playlist but it’s providing much more detailed targeting for those looking to advertise in podcasts. As Spotify continues to build out its podcasts product, it’s now offering more specific targeting options to advertisers. They will be able to target ads to listeners based on the type of podcasts that they stream.