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Spotify Playlist

New Spotify playlist wants to replace your car radio

June 12th, 2019

Americans spend much of their time every day stuck behind the wheel of a car, logging some 70 billion hours each year that are passed while just sitting or moving along in traffic — a metric that makes a company like Spotify eventually realize there’s a potentially lucrative opportunity there to serve a more or …

Spotify Android app

Spotify finally adds a sleep timer for Android users

May 27th, 2019

Users of the Android version of Spotify, like Reddit user Studdz, have been raving over the past few days about the quiet addition of a highly requested feature to the Android version of the music streaming app. Users have started noticing the presence of a Sleep Timer as one of the options in the “Now …

Spotify Premium Offer

Spotify is once again offering three months of Premium for 99 cents

May 15th, 2019

If you’re still on the fence about subscribing to a streaming music service, wondering if you’ll actually consume enough tunes to justify paying at least $10 a month, Spotify is once again promoting its regular offer of a three-month subscription to its paid tier that will set you back just a dollar. If you sign …

Spotify update

Spotify might be the next app to add Instagram-style Stories

May 13th, 2019

Once companies started to notice the runaway popularity of ephemeral “Stories” within apps like Instagram and Snapchat, the format started showing up everywhere from Facebook to Tinder and YouTube as part of an evolution of the infinitely scrollable permanent feed in favor of content that disappears after a time. Facebook, for its part, believes in …

Spotify voice-enabled ads

Spotify thinks we want to talk to its ads

May 2nd, 2019

Voice technology is all the rage nowadays, as the Amazon Echo and Google Home continue to fly off store shelves at a record pace. Spotify has taken notice, and on Thursday, voice-enabled advertisements hit the music service. Users will be encouraged to verbally respond to the ads, which will then redirect them to the content …

Spotify Premium

Spotify now has 100M paying subscribers, but it’s still losing money

April 29th, 2019

Spotify now has 100 million subscribers paying for the streaming music service’s Premium subscription tier, in addition to now enjoying a presence in 79 markets since the company went public a year ago this month. However, the milestone which Spotify announced today also illustrates a fundamental truth about the streaming music business. It’s apparently really …

Apple Music

Apple Music now has more subscribers in the US than Spotify

April 5th, 2019

Apple Music now boasts more US-based subscribers than Spotify, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. While both companies only divulge worldwide subscriber figures, sources allegedly familiar with both companies revealed that Apple Music in February of this year had 28 million paid subscribers in the U.S. compared to 26 million for …