Tag: Spotify

[Update: Offer comes to UK] Spotify Premium for Family account holders can snag a free Google Home Mini starting November 1

Spotify has announced a new promotion for members with family accounts. Starting tomorrow, November 1, the master account holder on any Spotify Premium for Family plan in the United States can get a Google Home Mini for the low low price of zero dollars. The Google Home Mini’s speaker isn’t particularly robust, but you can […]

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Spotify Hits Back at Apple’s Reply, Says ‘Every Monopolist Will Suggest They Have Done Nothing Wrong’

It looks the fight between Apple and Spotify is all set to go from bad to ugly. Spotify filed a complaint against Apple with the European Commission and released a major PR campaign along with a Time to Play fair website against it for its monopolistic App Store practices. Apple then hit back on Friday […]

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Apple’s response to Spotify’s antitrust complaint ignores the elephant in the room: Apple Music

Shortly after Spotify revealed it was filing an antitrust complaint against Apple in Europe, the Cupertino company responded with a point-by-point rebuttal. But a look at Apple’s carefully crafted counterarguments reveals that it diligently ignored one of Spotify’s key areas of concern: Apple Music. The story so far By way of a brief recap, Spotify’s […]

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Spotify makes your song queue more accessible with new Now Playing UI

Several months ago, Spotify began testing a new Now Playing interface that left us scratching our heads. It removed both the replay and queue buttons from the main UI and hid them under the secondary menu. Of course that was not a smart move, and Spotify is now rolling out (server-side) another take on that […]

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Spotify complains to European officials that Apple is stifling competition

A spat between the companies that operate two of the biggest music streaming services in the world has landed at the doorstep of the European Union, which has been taking an increasingly tough stance lately against antitrust-related issues involving US tech companies. In this case, the two companies are Apple and Spotify, the latter having […]

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Spotify’s antitrust complaint against Apple is a neat parable about Big Tech’s monopoly

Spotify has asked the EU Commission to intervene in its business relationship with Apple, citing the fact that Apple takes a 30% vig on all customer revenues from people who join the service or buy songs through an Iphone app, while Apple’s own competing Itunes store does not have to pay this commission. That means […]

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Spotify Accuses Apple of Anticompetitive Practices in Europe

LONDON — Apple’s powerful role as gatekeeper of the App Store has long frustrated the makers of apps who must abide by its rules or risk losing access to hundreds of millions of customers who own Apple devices. Now one of Apple’s biggest rivals, the music streaming service Spotify, says Apple is abusing its position […]

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Spotify Tells Apple It’s ‘Time to Play Fair’; Files a Complaint with the European Commission

Spotify has accused Apple of anti-competitive behavior in the way it manages the App Store and has filed a complaint against it with the European Commission. Spotify says that over the last few years, Apple has introduced App Store rules that stifle the competition and help promote Apple’s own music […]

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[Update: Working for existing subs] New Spotify Premium subscribers now get Hulu for free

Spotify is one of the best streaming services for music and podcasts, and Hulu is an excellent app for streaming television and original programming (especially if you snagged that Black Friday deal). For about a year now the two services have been working together to deliver a bundle that gets you all that content at […]

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Spotify lets you disable ‘canvas’ video snippets that replace album covers

About a year ago, Spotify started testing a new full-screen album art layout for specific songs and playlists and more recently enhanced this feature to display repeating video snippets called “canvases” for certain tracks. Although the company claims these are designed to limit battery and data usage, they create an inconsistent experience when they’re amongst […]

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US Galaxy S10 devices come with Spotify pre-installed, six months free trial

Samsung and Spotify revealed a new partnership in August while Samsung was launching the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S10 today, we’re seeing further development of this partnership. According to a Spotify press release, devices in the Galaxy S10 family sold in the United States will come with Spotify […]

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In the middle of its legal battle, Spotify quietly launches in India

Spotify is officially available in India. Unfortunately, the Premium membership options are only available to existing Spotify users. The launch comes as Spotify is in a legal battle with Warner Media Group. India residents clamoring for Spotify to be available in the country, rejoice — earlier today, the popular music streaming service quietly launched in […]

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Spotify soft-launches in India with a 119 INR ($1.67) monthly subscription

Spotify’s launch in India has been a long time coming. It’s nearly inconceivable that the music streaming giant hasn’t yet put its foot in one of the world’s largest markets and tried to grab millions of subscribers. But after years of waiting, we’re almost there: following recent rumors of Spotify’s India launch, the app is […]

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[Update: Deezer integration goes live] Waze adds 7 partners to its in-app music player, including Pandora, Stitcher, and TuneIn

Listening to music, podcasts, and audiobooks while driving can make or break your commutes and long road trips. Engaging audio content keeps you entertained and alert, but you don’t want to get your eyes off the road to switch between your navigation app and music app simply to skip ahead or rewind. This is why […]

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The 15 Best Spotify Siri Shortcuts for iPhone

Apple Music is now more popular than Spotify in the west. That’s because it’s the default. If you want the best over-all music streaming service where it integrates with your music collection, Siri and the OS itself, Apple Music the only option. But that doesn’t make it the best. When […]

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