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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...

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 ...

Spotify Articles

UK to Investigate Apple Music and Spotify Over Fair Pay for Artists

Friday October 16, 2020 7:02 am PDT by
The UK Department of Culture, Media, and Sport is launching an inquiry into music streaming services, including Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube, to ascertain whether musicians are paid fairly (via BBC News). The inquiry comes after complaints from artists that the payments they receive for their work are "negligible." The growth of the streaming market "cannot come at the expense of...

Spotify Updated With Home Screen Widgets on iOS 14

Wednesday October 14, 2020 6:02 am PDT by
Following a brief beta testing period, Spotify today updated its iPhone and iPad app with a new Home Screen widget that provides quick access to recently played playlists, artists, albums, or podcasts. The widget is available in small and medium sizes. To access the widget, update the Spotify app to version 8.5.80 or later and open the app. Then, tap and hold a widget or an empty area of the ...

Spotify Seeking to Bar Apps That Transfer to Other Music Services From Using SDK

Monday October 12, 2020 6:00 am PDT by
Spotify is reportedly seeking to admonish developers who use its API for apps that allow users to transfer to a rival music streaming service, such as Apple Music, by revoking access to the Spotify SDK. Developers who facilitate users with the ability to copy their Spotify library and playlists to other services are being informed that their access to the Spotify SDK is to be revoked....

Spotify Developing iOS 14 Widgets in Latest Beta

Saturday October 10, 2020 12:03 am PDT by
One of the big new features of iOS 14 is Home Screen widgets, which provide information from apps at a glance. The ‌widgets‌ can be pinned to the ‌Home Screen‌ in various spots and sizes, allowing for many different layouts. Image credit: Reddit user AustinMauritz Many third-party apps have released ‌widgets‌, and now evidence that Spotify is developing its own official widget has appeared in ...

Spotify Rolls Out Search By Lyrics Feature on iOS

Tuesday October 6, 2020 12:48 am PDT by
Spotify users can now search for songs by lyrics, following an update to the streaming service's mobile app (via 9to5Mac). Spotify designer Lina shared the news on Twitter. My team just shipped something on iOS and Android - now you can find songs by lyrics 😉 on Spotify Give it a try 😊 pic.twitter.com/bOs4Ob9O84— Lina (@linafab) October 5, 2020 The feature is integrated into the main search ...

Epic Games, Spotify, and Tile Form 'Coalition for App Fairness' to 'Fight Back' Against Apple

Thursday September 24, 2020 7:14 am PDT by
A range of companies, including Epic Games, Spotify, and Tile, have formed a new organization called the "Coalition for App Fairness," in an effort to highlight developer issues with Apple. The organization describes itself as "an independent nonprofit organization founded by industry-leading companies to advocate for freedom of choice and fair competition across the app ecosystem." The...

Spotify Tests Untethered Apple Watch Streaming for Some Users

Friday September 18, 2020 5:30 am PDT by
In November 2018, Spotify released an accompanying app for Apple Watch that allows iPhone users to access and control their favorite Spotify music and podcasts from their wrist. Image via iPhone-Ticker.de One of the limitations of the app is that it doesn't allow users to stream music directly to their Apple Watch without an ‌iPhone‌ connection, which effectively makes it a wrist-based...

Spotify Says Apple One Bundle Will Cause 'Irreparable Harm to Developer Community'

Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:26 pm PDT by
Apple today announced Apple One, a series of new subscription bundles that provide access to various Apple services at a combined monthly price. In response, Spotify sent out statements (via Peter Kafka) to the press decrying Apple's anti-competitive behavior and calling on "competition authorities" to stop Apple before it is able to cause "irreparable harm" to developers.Once again, Apple...

Spotify Sides With Epic Games in Battle Against Apple's App Store Fees

Thursday August 13, 2020 2:32 pm PDT by
Spotify, which has also faced off with Apple over Apple's App Store policies and fees, today weighed in on Epic Games' fight with Apple over Fortnite's removal from the ‌App Store‌. Unsurprisingly, Spotify has sided with ‌Epic Games‌, applauding Epic's decision to "take a stand against Apple." From a statement provided to Recode's Peter Kafka:We applaud ‌Epic Games‌' decision to take a stand ...

Spotify's Group Session Feature Now Lets Long-Distance Friends Listen to Playlists and Podcasts Together

Wednesday July 29, 2020 3:25 am PDT by
Spotify Premium subscribers can now simultaneously listen to music playlists and podcasts with their friends, wherever they are in the world. The new feature is the latest evolution of Spotify's Group Session beta, which launched back in May and allowed Premium users in the "same space" to share and control music together in real time. Spotify's newsroom post explains: In our latest...

Spotify for Mac Can Now Initiate Streams to Chromecast Devices

Tuesday July 28, 2020 2:02 am PDT by
Spotify for desktop can now directly initiate Chromecast streams, reports 9to5Google. Previously, the only way to control Chromecast streams on the desktop app was by initiating the stream on the Spotify mobile app first, but now you can do this directly from your Mac via Spotify Connect. Starting a Chromecast stream on the desktop app can be done by clicking the Devices Available button ...

Spotify Introduces Support for Video Podcasts

Tuesday July 21, 2020 8:35 am PDT by
Spotify today announced a new video podcast feature for select podcasts, available in all markets where podcasts are supported. With the update, Spotify Premium and free users will be able to watch podcasts that have recorded video on the platform. Spotify said that at launch, podcasts with video include "Book of Basketball 2.0," "Fantasy Footballers," "The Misfits Podcast," "H3 Podcast," "Th...

Spotify Launches Top and Trending Podcast Charts By Region

Wednesday July 15, 2020 3:30 am PDT by
Spotify has launched two new charts showing what top and trending podcasts users are listening to on the streaming service. "Top Podcasts" and "Trending Podcasts," which have been rolled out in 26 markets on Spotify mobile, show users the most popular podcasts in their region based on listener numbers. Top Podcasts lists the top 200 overall shows in the selected region or category, while ...

Spotify Launches $12.99 Premium Duo Plan for Couples

Wednesday July 1, 2020 4:13 am PDT by
Following over a year of testing in select countries, Spotify is debuting a new subscription plan called Premium Duo, which costs $12.99 a month and allows two people who live under the same roof to share the one plan while owning separate Spotify accounts. Duo costs $3 more than a single Premium membership, and given the new plan is aimed at couples and roommates, both users must live at...

Spotify to Launch Real-Time Lyrics Support in 26 Countries

Tuesday June 30, 2020 3:55 am PDT by
Spotify today launches its real-time lyrics feature in 26 worldwide markets including India, countries in Southeast Asia, and Latin America, according to TechCrunch. In mobile Spotify apps that receive the update, users can tap the Lyrics card at the bottom of the Now Playing screen, and lyrics scroll across the screen in time to the music, allowing listeners to read them or even sing along ...

Spotify App Could Include Music Video Player in Future Version

Monday June 22, 2020 3:57 am PDT by
Spotify appears to be exploring the possibility of adding music videos to the streaming service's "Now Playing" app interface. Serial app de-coder Jane Wong discovered and enabled the feature, which currently consists of a tabbed interface for the Now Playing screen that offers different options for showing content while listening to tracks. The new tabs include standard album art, the new...

Apple Looking to Buy Exclusive Original Podcasts to Compete With Spotify and Promote Apple TV+

Thursday May 21, 2020 12:40 pm PDT by
Apple is working on original podcasts that will be exclusive to the Podcasts app, and is searching for an executive to lead its podcast efforts, reports Bloomberg. Earlier this year, Bloomberg suggested Apple was developing original podcasts focused on TV shows and movies from its Apple TV+ streaming service, using the podcasts as a way to promote ‌Apple TV‌+, but it appears Apple is also...

Spotify Signs 'The Joe Rogan Experience' Podcast to Exclusive Multi-Year Deal

Wednesday May 20, 2020 3:27 am PDT by
Spotify has signed a deal to pluck comedian Joe Rogan's hugely popular podcast The Joe Rogan Experience from Apple's Podcasts library as part of a multi-year deal. (Image credit: POWERFULJRE/YOUTUBE) Spotify's deal with Rogan means that video and audio of each episode will be listed on Spotify from September 1, with an agreement to make the show exclusively available to Spotify subscribers...

Spotify's Web Player Support for Safari Browser Has Been Restored

Friday May 15, 2020 2:11 am PDT by
Spotify users can once again use Safari to access the streaming service's web player, following the restoration of support for Apple's browser this week after over two-and-a-half years of incompatibility. A Spotify support page explaining how to use the web player includes a list of supported web browsers, which has been updated to include Apple's browser alongside Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and ...

Spotify Gains New 'Group Session' Feature With Shared Listening Queue

Monday May 11, 2020 1:31 pm PDT by
Spotify today introduced a new feature called Group Session, which is designed to allow two or more Premium users in the same location to share control over the music that's being played. Akin to a sort of party mode, Group Session lets participants select what's being played in real time along with contributing to a collaborative playlist. Many people are sheltering in place right now...