Tag: Spotify

One Sweet Day: Mariah Carey Broke a Global Spotify Record For Christmas

Mariah Carey visits Music Choice on November 16, 2018 in New York City. Photo: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images) Mariah Carey is getting more for Christmas than “you” — she broke a whole global record on Spotify. The annually-regurgitated Christmas hit, “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” has broken the […]

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Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ Broke XXXTentacion’s Spotify Streaming Record

[embedded content] Share This Video Mariah Carey had a pretty incredible Christmas, and so did Spotify. The streaming music giant was a mainstay in homes around the world at Christmas parties, and on Christmas Eve a decades-old song made streaming history in a big way. According to Spotify’s streaming data, […]

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Facebook Rebuked for Failing to Disclose Data-Sharing Deals

Facebook and some of the other largest technology firms in the world faced sharp criticism on Wednesday for failing to disclose the extent of its data-sharing deals, many of which went back to the social network’s early years. Details of the deals, revealed in a New York Times report on […]

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Report: Facebook Let Netflix and Spotify Read Users’ Private Messages

Embattled social giant Facebook granted its business partners Spotify and Netflix the ability to read users’ private messages, according to information obtained by the New York Times.  Facebook also reportedly also gave a cabal of Silicon Valley tech giants access to detailed personal information about its users without their consent. The companies include Microsoft, Amazon and […]

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Check out your year in music over at Spotify Wrapped 2018

It’s that time of the year again. What? No, not Christmas, that’s still a ways off. It’s Spotify Wrapped season. After all, the best thing about Spotify is discovering new music, and now you can take a tour you musical tastes from the last year by numbers. And not only do you get some fun […]

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Spotify tests letting you import local songs on Android, a tabbed Library view, and other improvements

We love dissecting APKs here on Android Police — our own Cody spends his entire day going through all of Google’s apps looking for the tiniest of changes that could hint at an upcoming feature, so we appreciate a lot the work others do when they look at apps that we don’t have the time/manpower […]

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[Update: Available for all] Spotify now available in the Middle East and North Africa, if you have an invite

Earlier this year, it was rumored that Spotify would arrive in MENA (Middle East and North Africa) sometime in Q4 2018. It seems the speculation was true, as Spotify has now launched in a handful of MENA countries — but only to those with invites. Spotify now appears to be live in Lebanon, Jordan, UAE, […]

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Spotify Connect is coming to free tier users thanks to new SDK

WiFi streaming is all the rage these days, and Spotify has long had a proprietary solution that works with certain speakers. Spotify Connect has only been available to Premium subscribers in the past, but that’s about to change. According to What Hi-Fi?, a new Commercial Partners SDK available to wireless audio manufacturers will allow Spotify users on […]

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Spotify now available in the Middle East and North Africa, if you have an invite

Earlier this year, it was rumored that Spotify would arrive in MENA (Middle East and North Africa) sometime in Q4 2018. It seems the speculation was true, as Spotify has now launched in a handful of MENA countries — but only to those with invites. Spotify now appears to be live in Lebanon, Jordan, UAE, […]

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[Update: Get yours now] 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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