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Spotify is partnering with Google to use its LLMs to improve podcast and audiobook recommendations to users. This could help Spotify boost the amount of time users spend using the app.
Spotify has announced a revamp to its TV experience, which brings new features and improvements over from the mobile and desktop apps, including a new Home design and an 'Up next' queue.
Spotify's massive audiobook catalog of over 200,000 titles is now available in the US. Spotify Premium users will get a free monthly quota of 15 hours to listen to their preferred audiobooks.
Spotify revealed in its Q3 2023 earnings call that it was able to add 6 million paid subscribers. The company also reported a profit in the third quarter as it recovered from previous losses.
Spotify may finally provide users with the long-awaited lossless audio streaming capability. Recent rumors reveal new features, longer listening times, advanced mixing tools, and more on Spotify.
Spotify might be developing its AI technologies to bring AI playlists that let users create personalized playlists based on prompts. The feature was spotted in the code for the latest Spotify build.
Today, Spotify has announced the launch of Jam, which is a real-time group listening session where multiple users can contribute to a shared queue, as well as adding song recommendations itself.
Spotify boss Daniel Ek has said that some music that uses AI will be allowed on the platform. He said, however, AI that impersonates artists is problematic and will not be allowed.
Spotify is starting to use a Voice Translation feature in some of its podcasts that will turn the voices of the podcast hosts so they sound like they are native speakers in different languages.
Spotify is cracking down on white noise podcasters as they will no longer be eligible for its Ambassador Ads program where it used to pay creators for talking about its podcasting platform.
Spotify users can now listen to Patreon-exclusive podcast content inside the streaming app. A Spotify-Patreon partnership allows creators to publish subscriber-only content on the streaming app.
Spotify launched its personalised AI guide, known as DJ, in the U.S. and Canada earlier this year. Today it has announced that it will be expanding to a total of 50 markets around the world.
Spotify revealed in its latest earnings report that it was able to add 10 million paid subscribers in the second quarter. However, the company is still lagging behind on the financial front.
This is the first time the Spotify music streaming service has raised prices for its Premium plans since the service launched in 2008. Current subscribers will have a one-month grace period.
The music streaming giant Spotify has launched a new feature that allows users to control volume individually while sharing a speaker. The shared volume option is available on both Android and iOS.
Spotify is reportedly in talks with partners to bring full-length music videos to the platform. This would help put it on par with YouTube Music which already offers videos on lots of songs.
The revamped desktop version of Spotify includes new sections on either side of the main app, which are supposed to show users their current library of songs, and what's currently playing.
The rumored new HiFI plan from Spotify, which is reportedly code-named "Supremium", will offer subscribers a much better audio experience when streaming music, among other features.
Spotify has fallen foul of the EU's General Data Protection Regulations and has been fined SEK 58 million (equivalent to $5.4 million) by a Swedish regulator due to how it handles personal data.
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek confirmed that the company is testing a new offline mix playlist. It will automatically download songs on the device for the times when users don't have WiFi or cell internet.
Spotify has confirmed it is laying off 200 team members, or 2 percent of its total workforce. The layoffs will come from its podcast division. It will also combine its Parcast and Gimlet studios.
Google has introduced seven additional features for Android, with more unique ones for US residents. These range from features boosting productivity to features increasing data privacy and safety.
Although we haven't received any new Windows 11 builds this week, the last 7 days brought plenty of news. It is time to recap the most interesting and noteworthy stories from the world of Microsoft.
Without much fanfare, Microsoft has restored one of the "game-changing" features in Windows 11. After sitting neglected for months, Spotify integration in Windows 11's Clock app is working again.
In 2021, Panos Panay called Windows 11's Spotify integration a "game-changing" productivity feature. Unfortunately, it stopped working over three months ago, and Microsoft does not seem to care.
Spotify has reached a new milestone as the music streaming service is now frequented by over 500 million users every month. It has also increased its paid subscriber count by 15% since last year.
There is now a quick way to open Spotify on iPhone. As part of its latest update, Spotify has launched a new widget for iOS 16 that allows access to the app directly from the iPhone lock screen.
Listening to Spotify music while using the Strava app for workouts is possible now. The popular workout app has announced in-app Spotify integration for all users as part of a major software update.
When Spotify announced HiFi back in 2021, its main competitor was Tidal, which charged a premium for lossless audio. However, the situation has changed since then, likely contributing to HiFi's delay.
Spotify has launched a partnership with Kingship, who are a metaverse band signed to Universal Music Group (UMG), which allows for playlists that can be unlocked through NFTs in certain regions.
The DJ feature in Spotify, now in beta, creates a personal playlist for each user based on their previous music choices, and even uses an AI-voiced DJ that offers commentary about the playlist.
Following the likes of Google, Microsoft, and Amazon, Spotify has also announced its own round of layoffs. The company will let go of 6% of its workforce as a way to significantly reduce costs.
Spotify is set to let go of some of its staff this week, according to a Bloomberg report. The firm joins the likes of other tech companies who also bade goodbye to a significant number of employees.
Google revealed a new way of providing uninterrupted listening to its users at CES 2023 in collaboration with Spotify where it offers a convenient way to switch playback between devices.
Twitter plans to charge $11 per month for its subscription on the iPhone in order to account for the 30% cut that Apple takes from in-app purchases. On the web, however, the same will cost $7.
A third-party dev is developing a Windows 11-style Spotify app and although it is still a work in progress, the app, in terms of looks, seems to be giving the official app a run for its money.
YouTube is rolling out its second YouTube Music Recap, which comes with more personalized statistics like Identity and Top Trends and is accessible on the main YouTube application as well.
The UK's CMA has found that intervention on its part is unlikely to boost the incomes of smaller artists that release music on streaming platforms. It said the government may be able to do something.
Following the early success of its user choice billing pilot for the Google Play Store, Google has decided to expand the program to more countries. Spotify is rolling out its implementation today too.