Spotify has confirmed a new trial plan that charges users a fraction of the cost of its paid tier for a few capabilities like skipping an unlimited number of songs. You'll still see ads, though.
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The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) has filed a $200 million lawsuit against Roblox. It has also aggressively started sending takedown notices to Twitch for removing unlicensed content.
The European Commission has raised several concerns with Apple over its 30% in-app purchases fee and the anti-steering rules that it has in place which third-party app developers must abide by.
Spotify is now rolling out a brand new feature to its users globally. It is called Spotify Mixes and offers users a new way to discover music through custom playlists consisting of old and new tracks.
Spotify on mobile is rolling out support for 36 additional languages, making the service more widely available to new territories after announcing its plan to reach 80 new markets last month.
Spotify is adding a new capability that will let you listen to music in your "Liked Songs" filtered by mood or genre. It will be available in the next few weeks on Android and iOS.
Spotify has announced a new tier of its music subscription service, which it calls Spotify HiFi. It's also revealed that its existing service will be coming to 80 new markets and adding 36 languages.
The UK's Royal Society has called on platforms and regulators to find ways to lower the quality of streamed content where appropriate in order to cut carbon emissions by around 1% to 5%.
Spotify now allows some users to directly streaming titles on the streaming app using their Apple Watch even without having to connect to their iPhone. The new feature is available in beta for now.
Apple today launched a free music video streaming service called Apple Music TV, in the Music and TV apps. The platform will feature exclusive content and premieres, interviews, and more in the U.S.
Google has unveiled several new features for YouTube Music on smart TVs. Today's announcement comes after it added new YouTube Music features to other form factors in previous months.
Spotify is rolling out the ability to directly stream music content from the Apple Watch app for some users as part of a beta test. However, there is no support for downloading music offline yet.
In the past hour, multiple users across the globe have begun reporting the inability to stream music or perform searches on Spotify. The company has acknowledged the issue and is looking into it.
Spotify today announced its earnings for Q2 2020, revealing the service now has 138 million premium subscribers. It also revealed that global consumption hours have rebounded to pre-COVID levels.
Spotify has signed a new, global multi-year licensing agreement with Universal Music Group, that secures its massive catalog for streaming. The firms didn't disclose terms of the agreement.
Spotify today rolled out its music streaming platform to 13 new markets, including Russia. However, the service's podcasts feature is notably not available to customers in that country.
Spotify Kids today rolled out a new control capability for parents, allowing them to block a specific song from their children's account in order to filter content their kids can stream.
Spotify today announced its earnings for Q1 2020. The firm made €1.8 billion in revenue, with total paid subscribers now up to 130 million. The service now has 286 million monthly active users.
Apple Music's web player has now exited its beta testing, which started in September of last year. Music on the web lets you access and play your favorite songs and recommendations on any browser.
Spotify updated its home screen for mobile and tablet with a fresh UI that displays your favorite content front and center. The goal is to help you locate your favorite content or find something new.
Spotify appears to have started rolling out a new feature that displays a song's full lyrics in real time for a wide number of subscribers. The update appears to be rolling out on the server side.
Spotify Kids, Spotify's standalone music-streaming app for children, is rolling out to Premium Family plan subscribers in the UK and Australia. A global rollout will soon follow to all markets.
Music streaming platform Spotify has launched a new feature which caters to animal enthusiasts. Spotify's new Pet Playlists option selects songs based on the character and preferences of pets.
A dedicated platform targeted at younger audiences was announced by Spotify today. Named Spotify Kids, the app is available exclusively to those who are subscribed to the Spotify Premium Family plan.
Spotify has acquired SoundBetter, a marketplace for musicians and audio professionals with more than 180,000 registered artists on its network. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Spotify announced today the launch of integrative new features which will allow users to share music and podcast episodes from the music streaming service to popular social media app Snapchat.
The Recording Industry Association of America has published a new report which shows that there are now more than 60 million paid subscriptions for online music streaming services.
Spotify announced today that it is extending the free trial period both for new Premium and student plan subscribers to three months. After that, the regular charge of $9.99 per month will resume.
Apple Music has announced a new weekly chart for the music streaming platform. Starting today, the Shazam Discovery Top 50 chart will be updated every Tuesday, featuring the week's trending artists.
Google just announced a free three-month subscription service just for students. New members get to use YouTube Music or YouTube Premium entirely free of charge for three whole months before paying.
YouTube Music is adding a toggle to its app that lets users switch between a song and its music video seamlessly. The feature is available to YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium subscribers.
Spotify has announced that its global user base now comprises 100 million premium subscribers and 217 million monthly active users as of the first quarter of 2019, keeping its lead over Apple Music.
YouTube Music is now available to download for free on any Google Assistant-powered speaker, though the listening experience will be interrupted by ads, except for the premium version.
Reports suggest that Amazon might be planning to launch an ad-supported free tier music service as part of its streaming business. The tier is said to be introduced as soon as sometime this week.
Spotify is reportedly testing a few new features for its Android version such as a Sleep Timer, the ability to share songs with nearby friends, and integrating music controls into Google Maps.
Spotify is currently testing a new subscription plan that allows two users premium access to the service for a discounted price of €12.49 per month. Availability is limited for now, though.
Spotify has launched its much-anticipated music streaming service in India with subscriptions starting at ₹119/mo. There are non-subscription top-up plans available as well, starting at ₹13.
Apple has reportedly sent out notifications to its Music subscribers with a referral link that they can send to their friends or family members as a gift for a one-month free subscription.
Spotify is reported to be discussing a more than $200 million bid to buy digital media company and podcast network Gimlet Media. The deal is reportedly not yet complete, but is in the final stage.
Apple Music's tablet user interface for Android devices finally exited the beta testing phase and is now available to download for everyone. The app's latest version also includes other improvements.