Tag: Spotify

Pixel 3 could have a memory management issue that kills background apps

Google’s recent batch of Pixels aren’t without their issues, and as more phones get in consumer’s hands, new reports of problems surface. The latest controversy stems from the Pixel 3’s apparent inability to shuffle more than a few apps at a time. In fact, taking a photo is apparently enough to kill Spotify if it’s […]

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Spotify updates both its Wear OS app and Android experience for Premium subscribers

Spotify is making some big changes this week. Both the Wear OS app for smartwatches and the Android app are getting overhauled, though the latter only concerns Premium subscribers. Spotify on Wear OS Starting with the Wear OS app, the update includes two important changes. First, you can now access your Recently Played playlists, artists, […]

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Garmin Fēnix 5 Plus watches now support phone-free Spotify listening

Garmin has announced that its premium Fēnix 5 Plus series of sport smart watches are getting a useful new feature: you can now download Spotify playlists directly to the watches, eliminating the need to bring your phone along on a workout. Spotify is available on Garmin’s Connect IQ app store now. Wireless headphones can be paired […]

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Google Maps music integration and Commute tab begin rolling out

A few days ago, the Google Maps team announced a host of changes to its app, starting with a new Commute tab that groups driving and transit directions together, as well as a new media player integration while navigating. The changes have begun showing up now via a server-side update. We’ve spotted both features on […]

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Google Maps adds Commute tab, in-app controls for Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Music

In early September, we spotted Google Maps’ new Commute tab — a section that takes over from the Driving and Transit tabs to provide a more robust view of your daily commute to work or school. That change is now rolling out globally on Android and iOS, along with several other updates to make routine […]

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Spotify sued over gender discrimination by former sales executive

Unequal treatment of female employees has been problematic at many major tech companies, and it seems like Spotify is no exception. Variety reports that Hong Perez, a former sales executive at the company, has sued Spotify over alleged gender discrimination and defamation. Perez filed suit in the New York Supreme Court on Tuesday, pointing out […]

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Spotify now lets you download up to 10,000 tracks per device

Spotify has solved a problem you’ve probably never encountered. Until recently, the limit on the number of tracks you could download for offline listening was 3,333 each on up to three computers, tablets, or phones. That seems like plenty to me, but now you can store significantly more music for Wi-Fi-free playback: up to 10,000 […]

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Spotify tests a Now Playing interface with more difficult access to your song queue

Oh Spotify, oh Spotify, oh Spotify… Users ask you to improve your app’s interface and you go ahead and try something that doesn’t make sense. But such is life and, thankfully, this new interface is still a server-side change that we shall pray never comes to everyone. In its latest UI test, Spotify is trying […]

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TIMELINE: Virginia Democrat Mark Warner Surprise Force Behind Masters of the Universe Crackdown on Speech

Twitter this week suspended InfoWars host Alex Jones for seven days for what it said were violations of its policies, following Facebook, YouTube, Apple, and Spotify’s simultaneous banning last week. It is not clear what prompted those platforms to suddenly take collective action, but it came about one week after Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), the […]

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Samsung runs out of Milk, inks streaming music deal with Spotify instead

Samsung is trying as hard it can to compete against the iPhone, and it’s generally able to do so when it comes to matching Apple’s hardware offerings. Software is the areas where it can’t compete against Apple. Samsung doesn’t own any meaningful operating system, and it relies on Microsoft’s Windows and Google’s Android to power […]

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Samsung announces Spotify deal: Expect Spotify on your fridge too

Samsung has announced a new agreement with streaming music service Spotify during its Unpacked press event. The partnership will allow Spotify songs to transfer seamlessly across Samsung Galaxy phones, tablets and smartwatches. It will also connect to Samsung smart TVs and the upcoming Galaxy Home smart speaker. Samsung has used its Unpacked press event for the […]

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