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.
TikTok and Spotify have made an agreement that lets TikTok users claim Spotify Premium, for free, for four months. The offer is available in several European markets including the UK and Germany.
Microsoft has announced a handful of new features for media apps on Xbox consoles, as well as new apps altogether. Apple TV is adding Dolby Vision support and Spotify now has video podcasts.
Spotify has announced that its Apple Watch app now supports offline listening on the Apple Watch. This comes just days after the feature was announced for Google and Samsung's Wear OS.
Multiple updates were announced to the Spotify app today, which include a beta version of a podcast transcription feature, a text-resizing capability, and increased readability features.
After the launch of Amazon and Apple Hi-Fi in their respective music streaming services yesterday, Spotify could be launching their Hi-Fi tier today after a slight glitch in the mobile app
Spotify has announced a handful of new improvements to the sharing experience on its app, including the ability to share a specific timestamp in a podcast so others can listen to that section.
Microsoft has confirmed that the company is bringing Spotify Premium to Game Pass Ultimate users. The offer will give users access to Spotify Premium for four months and will be able later this month.
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.
To make its Your Library tab simpler to navigate, Spotify is bringing a plethora of changes, which are coming to all iOS and Android users. These changes are expected to arrive next week.
Spotify is rolling out a paid subscription platform for podcasters in the U.S., allowing them to make their content available to subscribers. It's also expanding globally in the coming months.
In collaboration with Spotify, Facebook is introducing a miniplayer that'll allow people to play music and podcasts from within the Facebook app. The feature is available on both iOS and Android.
Spotify is e-mailing premium users in some markets to let them know that prices will increase from April 30. Existing customers will start paying the new prices in June instead of May as a thank you.
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.
According to some Reddit users, asking Siri to play a song in the iOS 14.5 beta brings up a menu that lets you choose a default music provider, although it seems that only some are supported.
You can now stream music on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music directly from the sidebar in Opera GX using the Player feature. It was previously available only on the regular browser.
Spotify Kids now supports shared playlists, which will give children the ability to access mixes created from an adult's account. Doing so requires parents to access parental controls of the Kids app.
In order to set itself up to compete against Spotify and others in the podcasting sphere, Amazon is acquiring Wondery, a top-rated podcast creator well-known for true crime podcasts like Dirty John.
Spotify subscribers in 11 more countries outside the U.S. can now ask their Amazon Alexa-enabled devices to play their favorite podcasts just by using their voice. It's available starting today.
Spotify has added the ability to upload custom playlist images from Android and iOS apps. All Spotify users will be able to make use of the feature, which was previously only available on desktop.
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%.
YouTube is working on adding the ability to share the music you are listening to as a story on Instagram and Snapchat. The feature will be similar to what's already available on Spotify & Apple Music.
Spotify is set to acquire podcast hosting company Megaphone. The transaction will make Spotify's new podcast ad tech called Streaming Ad Insertion available to all podcasts hosted on Megaphone.
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.
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has indicated a price increase for the service in the coming months as the company is now offering users more value than before with its "enhanced content" library.
Sony has announced the media apps that will be available on the PlayStation 5 console when it launches next month, including Apple TV. There will also be a Media Remote available at launch.
Spotify has rolled out a new feature today for its iOS and Android apps allowing users to search for songs by its lyrics. The feature has been available to Apple Music users for a couple of years.
In a recent update to the app, Spotify is making it easier for users to add people to collaborative playlists. You can now also see who added songs or podcast episodes to the playlists.
Spotify has made a deal with Chernin Entertainment to percolate TV shows and movies from podcasts. The production company will get first dibs on developing pitches around Spotify IP.
Epic Games' battle with Apple over the latter's App Store policies continues to evolve, as the Fortnite developer has now joined forces with other major app developers to push for changes.
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.
Spotify's shares fell roughly seven percent on Wednesday after Apple's announcement of an all-in-one subscription bundle. It has criticized the Cupertino firm over its "anti-competitive behavior.
Spotify, which has roughly 299 million free users, is helping artists list live streaming events on their pages, as interest in online alternatives has surged during the coronavirus pandemic.
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 is experimenting with a new feature for sharing quotes from podcasts to some social networking sites. The new capability is available on the service's mobile app at this moment.
Spotify has announced that the Group Session feature, introduced earlier this year, now lets users control share a playlist and playback controls over the internet, regardless of distance.