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How to Sort Liked Songs in Spotify By Genre or Mood

Tuesday March 2, 2021 11:38 am PST by
If you're a big Spotify fan, you undoubtedly know that whenever you "Like" a song in the mobile app using the heart button, these songs are automatically added to your Liked Songs collection. While it's always been possible to play the collection straight through like a playlist or tap individual songs to listen to them, Spotify recently added new filters that allow you to play only the...

How to Link Shazam to Your Spotify Account

Wednesday January 20, 2021 1:35 am PST by
Shazam is an Apple-owned popular service that can identify the names and lyrics of songs, music videos, TV shows, and more, simply by listening to and deciphering whatever is playing. After you've identified songs in the Shazam app by pressing the big Shazam button, you can use streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music to listen to them. In this article, we're going to show you how to ...

How to Hide Songs In Curated Spotify Playlists

Monday April 20, 2020 4:32 pm PDT by
Spotify lets you make your own playlists, but it also allows you to enjoy millions of others created by Spotify, artists and other listeners worldwide. Not only that, it makes bespoke playlists just for you, such as Discover Weekly and Release Radar, which are based on your listening habits (what you like, share, save, skip) and the listening habits of others with similar taste. Of course,...

How to Use Spotify's Sleep Timer Feature on iPhone and iPad

Tuesday December 3, 2019 11:58 am PST by
Spotify added a Sleep Timer to its Android app earlier this year, and this week, it's making the feature available for Spotify users on iPhone and iPad. Keep reading to learn how to use the Sleep Timer and get a good night's sleep. What's the Spotify Sleep Timer For? Basically, the Sleep Timer feature is for anyone who goes to bed with Spotify playing on their iOS device and wants it to...

How to Use Spotify on Apple Watch

Tuesday April 30, 2019 1:22 pm PDT by
In November 2018, Spotify released an official app for Apple Watch that allows Spotify subscribers to access and control their favorite Spotify music and podcasts from their wrist. This article shows you how to get the Spotify app up and running on Apple Watch and explains how the interface works. What the Spotify App for Apple Watch Can't Do As great as it is that Spotify released an Apple ...

How to Transfer Your Spotify Playlists to Apple Music

Friday February 22, 2019 5:17 pm PST by
If you switch from Spotify to Apple Music, you can transfer your playlists from one streaming service to the other using one of several third-party apps available on the App Store. In this article, we're going to use one such app called SongShift to do exactly that, as it's easy to set up and you can test it for free before paying the $3.99 in-app purchase that lets you batch process more...

How to Move Your Playlists from Spotify to Apple Music

Monday August 17, 2015 12:38 pm PDT by
We've been experimenting with Apple Music for over a month now, but there are still a few important questions that pop up with the new music streaming service, the first being "How can I import my playlists from Spotify?" The short answer is that you can't without using third-party software. After much research, we've found there are two fairly reliable third-party services that work well....

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Apple Music vs. Spotify Compared

Monday March 4, 2019 1:26 pm PST by
Apple Music and Spotify are the biggest players in the music streaming space -- and for good reason. Spotify essentially created the market as it exists today and has millions more users globally than any other service, but Apple Music is catching up, thanks to its deep integration in Apple's popular iOS ecosystem. Both Spotify and Apple Music offer as much music and related content as your ...

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Spotify Launches New Stat Tracking 'Only You' Hub and Collaborative 'Blend' Playlists for Friends

Wednesday June 2, 2021 8:41 am PDT by
Spotify today announced a new collaborative playlist and a collection of new stat tracking features for users. The company is referring to the stat tracking updates, called "Only You," as a way to see your Spotify Wrapped stats earlier in the year. In total, there are six new ways to break down your Spotify listening history, including finding out which artist most aligns with your...
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Spotify Executive Justifies Antitrust Pressure on Apple and Calls for Other App Store Payment Providers

Tuesday June 1, 2021 9:05 am PDT by
Spotify executive Horacio Gutierrez has explained in a wide-reaching interview with The Verge why the company believes Apple is a "ruthless bully" and what it would like to see change. Last month, Gutierrez penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that chastised Apple and some of its business practices. Now, Spotify's head of global affairs and chief legal officer has expanded on the logic ...
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Spotify Announces Downloads and Offline Playback on Apple Watch for Premium Subscribers

Friday May 21, 2021 6:41 am PDT by
Spotify has announced it will finally allow users to download and play back songs, albums, playlists, and podcasts on their Apple Watch. So far, Spotify users have been unable to download songs to their Apple Watch, always requiring an internet connection to play back songs. Now, requiring a premium subscription and watchOS 7 or later, Spotify will allow customers to download songs right on ...
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Spotify Legal Chief: 'Apple's Ability to Strangle its Competitors is Unprecedented'

Tuesday May 18, 2021 1:35 pm PDT by
Amid the ongoing legal battle between Epic Games and Apple, Spotify's chief legal officer and head of global affairs Horacio Gutierrez penned an anti-App Store op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, where he summarizes Spotify's issues with Apple. Gutierrez says that Spotify is one of the few companies that insists Apple is a "ruthless bully that uses its dominance to hobble competitors."...
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Spotify HiFi Icon Spotted in Mobile App Suggests Imminent Launch

Tuesday May 18, 2021 5:22 am PDT by
Spotify in February announced plans to introduce a new "HiFi" premium tier sometime in 2021, and while the company declined to offer a date, there's reason to believe a launch could be imminent, especially in the wake of Apple Music's lossless tier announcement on Monday. In a timely discovery, hints of Spotify's lossless HiFi audio streaming service have again been spotted this week by...
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Spotify Mobile App Gains Podcast Timestamp Sharing Feature

Tuesday May 11, 2021 2:07 am PDT by
Spotify has announced the availability of podcast timestamp sharing, a new feature of its mobile app that lets users share podcasts beginning at a particular moment. Previously, it was only possible to share a podcast link to an entire episode on Spotify. Timestamp sharing means the shared podcast will play for the recipient from the time that the sender chooses, allowing them to highlight...
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Apple in Breach of EU Competition Law, European Commission Finds

Friday April 30, 2021 3:39 am PDT by
Apple has been found to be in breach of EU competition law with Apple Music, according to the preliminary findings of the European Commission. The charges relate to a two-year-old antitrust dispute initiated by Spotify. The European Commission was expected to bring charges against Apple over concerns that its App Store rules break EU competition law this week, and ahead of a formal verdict,...
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Spotify Announces Updated 'Your Library' With New Grid Views, Dynamic Filters, Improved Search, and More

Thursday April 29, 2021 7:51 am PDT by
Spotify today announced a redesign coming to "Your library" for users on iOS and Android with the aim of making it easier to locate and find songs, podcasts, and more thanks to dynamic filters, a new Grid view, and more. Spotify says these changes will be rolling out to all users on iOS and Android in the coming weeks, so not everyone will see them immediately. Two of the most striking...
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Spotify Announces Podcasts Subscription Service to Rival Apple Podcasts

Tuesday April 27, 2021 7:50 am PDT by
As was rumored last week, Spotify today announced a new paid subscription platform for podcasts. The service will begin rolling out in the United States today and then expand internationally in the coming months (via Variety). The announcement comes exactly one week after Apple announced its own Apple Podcasts subscription platform at the "Spring Loaded" event. The new Spotify feature...
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EU Likely to Charge Apple With Anti-Competitive Behavior This Week

Tuesday April 27, 2021 2:06 am PDT by
The European Commission will this week bring charges against Apple over concerns that its App Store rules break EU competition law, reports the Financial Times. The charges relate to a two-year-old antitrust dispute with Spotify. Margrethe Vestager, the EU's competition chief, will late this week publicly issue charges against Apple over concerns that the rules it sets for developers on its...
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Apple Music Tops Spotify With One Cent Paid Per Stream

Friday April 16, 2021 6:44 am PDT by
In a letter slated to be shared with artists today through the Apple Music for Artists dashboard, obtained by The Wall Street Journal, Apple has reportedly revealed that it pays music rights holders one cent per song streamed on Apple Music. The report claims that Apple Music's payment structure is thus roughly double what Spotify pays music rights holders per stream, which averages to about ...
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Spotify Announces the 'Car Thing' as its First Hardware Device

Tuesday April 13, 2021 7:03 am PDT by
Spotify has today announced its first hardware device, the "Car Thing," which is an in-car dash-mounted music and podcast player (via TechCrunch). Spotify is looking to provide a product for customers who want a "more seamless" and personalized in-car listening experience, especially in the large number of cars that do not support modern in-car infotainment systems. The Car Thing is aimed ...
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Spotify iOS App Reveals Hints of 'Car Thing,' Podcast Paid Subscriptions and Comments

Friday April 2, 2021 10:08 am PDT by
Since 2019, Spotify has been working on "Car Thing," a voice-controlled music and podcast assistant. After Spotify announced Car Thing, little else was said about it, but it appears the company is gearing up for some kind of launch. Back in January, Car Thing showed up in FCC filings, and now, images of Car Thing have been located in the Spotify app code. MacRumors contributor Steve Moser...
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Spotify Introduces New Personalized Mixes Featuring Favorite Artists, Genres, and Decades

Wednesday March 31, 2021 3:41 am PDT by
Spotify is expanding on its Daily Mix concept by rolling out three new mixes that aim to be increasingly personalized and which evolve over time, offering users more recommendations to choose from based on their mood and interest. The new personalized mixes are called Artist Mix, Genre Mix, and Decade Mix. All three start with music that users have been listening to, and are then updated...
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Spotify Launches New Design for Desktop App and Web Player

Thursday March 25, 2021 9:53 am PDT by
Spotify today announced that it has overhauled its desktop app and web player with an "improved look and feel" that offers design parity and also makes both the app and the web experience easier to use. According to Spotify, it took "months" of tests, research, and user feedback to develop the new, cleaner design that's simpler while also offering all of the useful features from the desktop...
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Spotify Mobile's Home Hub to Gain Recently Played History and More

Tuesday March 23, 2021 4:42 am PDT by
Spotify has announced new features coming to its mobile app this month that aim to provide new ways for users to access their recently played history and discover new music. The upcoming update adds a new History icon to the top of the Home screen. Tapping the icon (which looks like Apple's Time Machine icon) displays a screen containing up to three months of listening history in the form of ...
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EU Prepares to Charge Apple in Antitrust Dispute With Spotify

Thursday March 4, 2021 7:57 am PST by
EU regulators are in the process of finalizing a charge sheet against Apple, initiated by an antitrust complaint from Spotify (via Reuters). In 2019, Spotify filed a complaint with the European Commission, alleging that Apple enforces App Store rules that "purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience," accusing the company of "acting as both a player...
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Spotify Launching 'HiFi' Lossless Streaming Option Later This Year

Monday February 22, 2021 9:29 am PST by
Spotify today announced plans to introduce a new "HiFi" premium tier later this year, which will provide higher-quality lossless audio. According to Spotify, the feature will offer CD-quality music that will let fans experience more depth and clarity in their favorite tracks. Streaming music services like Tidal, Deezer, and Amazon Music have offered lossless audio options but to date,...
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Spotify Testing Live Lyrics Feature in the United States

Tuesday February 9, 2021 8:56 am PST by
Spotify is now testing its live lyrics feature in the United States, so some Spotify users will see an option to view lyrics synced to the music they're listening to on an iOS device. Live lyrics have already been tested and launched in other countries, and Spotify this morning confirmed to Engadget that the feature is available to some users in the United States."We can confirm we're...
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Spotify Tests Audiobooks Market With Collection of Literary Classics

Tuesday January 26, 2021 12:30 am PST by
Spotify has started releasing audiobook recordings on its streaming platform, indicating the company's intention to further broaden its library of non-music content (via The Hollywood Reporter). The collection of nine audiobooks are in the public domain, but are original recordings that are exclusive to Spotify. The titles include Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, narrated by David Dobrik, Narrati...