At a press event today, Spotify announced some major changes to their service built on the data they have amassed from 25 billion hours of listeners using the service over the past seven years. Besides new content that is being added in the form of video clips and podcasts, Spotify is planning to move away from the concept of genres and toward playlists focused more on moods, time of day, and listening history. Read more
It used to be that when you went to Starbucks, you could pick up a card that gave you a free iTunes download, but it seems that will be coming to and end soon, which is no bad thing if you are an Android user. This is because Starbucks and Spotify have just entered into a multi-year agreement that will see the music subscription service become an integral part of the Starbucks experience. This partnership will see the 7,000 Starbucks locations in the U.S. linked with the approximate 60 million (global) Spotify subscribers, creating a ‘first of its kind ecosystem’.
Music-streaming giant Spotify has just kicked off a promotion in which a three-month subscription to its Premium service for just $0.99 is up for grabs; therefore, giving customers a saving of an astonishing $28.95. This offer is, however, only available for consumers in the United States.
Spotify is one of biggest companies at the head of digital music streaming, alongside the likes of Slacker, Pandora, and others. But it looks like the company isn’t happy with just handling music streaming and is planning on jumping into competition with companies like YouTube and Facebook on the video content front, too. Read more
Android Auto, Google’s platform to connect your vehicle to your smartphone and related services, is still slowly working its way to the market. When automobiles start hitting showrooms with Android Auto support built-in, users with Spotify accounts will be glad to know they can access the service through Android Auto. Read more
The Walkman application received a new update today that moves the build from 8.5.A.2.10 to 8.5.A.3.2. While there are visual improvements to the app, the key part of the update is the ability for Android Wear users to view songs within a synced playlist and start playback from any song in a playlist. Some users are reporting seeing other things as well.
Users of RunKeeper have often urged the developers to bring support for Spotify playlists. It seems like the folks at RunKeeper have finally heard the fans’ pleas as the app has officially received support for Spotify. Read more
Spotify is everyone’s favorite music streaming service is starting off the year with a few minor updates to keep its fantastic streaming experience up to standard. Read more
If you enjoy Spotify and use it regularly, you may be glad to know that the company is planning to roll out a new feature called Touch Preview to help you discover new music. The Touch Preview feature provides a way to listen to a short sample of a song simply by pressing on the album art icon. In a video that Spotify released to show how the new feature works, you can see that the preview clips should play almost instantaneously as a user moves their touch from one album cover to another when viewing the grid for a playlist. Read more
After hearing reports of Spotify supporting Google Cast devices, the company has now clarified once and for all that it does not plan to offer its services to Google Cast compatible speakers. This comes after a multitude of manufacturers announced Spotify’s intentions to team up with Google Cast. Read more