Spotify Finally Gets Into Hardware With ‘Car Thing’

Spotify’s core business is music streaming, and while the company is more or less at the top of their game right now, music industry veteran Jimmy Iovine has pointed out in the past that companies such as Spotify are too reliant on streaming to make money, and that is apparently dangerous.


Spotify’s $0.99 For 3 Months Premium Offer Is Back

Have you been waiting for Spotify’s $0.99 for 3 months offer which gets you access to the company’s Premium tier? Rejoice, because it has returned. Those who haven’t taken advantage of it in the past can now sign up for Spotify and get Premium access for three months for just 99 cents.


Spotify Will Soon Be Getting Its Own ‘Stories’

What started out as a Snapchat feature has slowly become a standard feature that we’re seeing in other apps. For those who don’t know what we’re talking about, we’re talking about the Stories feature. This allows users to post temporary content that won’t be part of their main profile.


Spotify Testing Voice-Enabled Ads In The U.S.

Spotify had said during its recent earnings call with investors that the company was increasing its investment in voice technology. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone now that it has launched voice-enabled advertisements. It’s testing them out on mobile devices on a limited state in the United States.


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Beyonce Fans Can Now Stream ‘Lemonade’ On Apple Music And Spotify

Beyonce’s Lemonade album has been quite the hit but it was not possible for fans to stream it on Apple Music. The album has long been an exclusive to Tidal, the music streaming service co-owned by her and her husband, Jay-Z. However, the album is now making its way to other music streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify.


Apple Music’s U.S. Subscriber Count Reportedly Overtakes Spotify

Spotify and Apple Music are two of the biggest music streaming services in the world. Spotify remains on top but it appears that Apple Music has been able to make a dent in one of the most lucrative markets for music streaming. According to a new report, Apple Music’s subscriber count in the United States has now overtaken Spotify.


Spotify Duo Is A New Subscription Better Suited To Couples

Spotify only really provides two subscription plans for people willing to pay for its Premium service. There’s the single subscription for one person and the family plan for multiple and both of them are billed monthly. The company added more granular plans when it launched the service in India recently and is now offering another subscription plan in select markets. The Spotify Duo plan is better suited to couples who […]


Spotify Will Use Algorithms To Help Create More Personalized Playlists

When it comes to music discovery, there are many ways in which we can go about finding new artists and songs. It can come from a friend’s recommendation, a movie’s soundtrack, or as we’re starting to see these days, the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning where music services attempt to learn what you like and make recommendations off of that.


Spotify Premium Bundles Hulu For No Extra Charge

Are you subscribed to Spotify Premium? If you are, there’s a nice little incentive that has now been bundled with that subscription. The Spotify Premium subscription now gets you access to the ad-supported plan of Hulu. This benefit is available starting today to all of those who are subscribed to Spotify Premium.


Music Streaming Services Are Fighting Royalties Increase

Royalties are one of the several ways that musicians earn money through their music. This is why it was a big deal when Apple initially refused to pay musicians royalties during the three month trial period of Apple Music. This essentially meant that musicians had to work for “free” during those three months.


Garmin’s VivoActive 3 Music Gets Spotify At Last

Garmin launched its music-focused VivoActive 3 fitness watch last year. It didn’t have support for Spotify, though, which is the world’s most popular music streaming service. That might have prevented some customers from picking up this device. Not anymore. It has been confirmed that Spotify is finally available on the Garmin VivoActive 3 fitness watch.


Spotify Posts First Operating Profit As It Hits 96M Paying Subscribers

Spotify may be the biggest music streaming service in the market but the company hasn’t really been raking in the profits. It has actually just posted its first ever quarterly earnings profit which was driven by a strong margin and slower headcount growth than the company had previously expected. Spotify has previously said that it assigns more priority to growth over profits.


Spotify To Let Users Block And Mute Artists

There’s no way to avoid the music from an artist you don’t particularly like on Spotify right now. You can’t actively search for their music but that’s about it. Their music can appear in playlists or radio stations regardless of your preferences. That’s going to change soon as Spotify is reportedly going to allow users to block and mute certain artists in its mobile apps.


Spotify Reportedly Developing An In-Car Music Player

Spotify isn’t a hardware company but that might change this year. It’s claimed that the company is working on an in-car music player which would enable users to stream music from this service even if they don’t have a fancy infotainment system that can run apps. As you’d expect from a product of this sort in this day and age, the in-car music player will have voice commands as well.