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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

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...

Spotify's CEO Expects Apple to Further 'Open Up' After EU Antitrust Complaint

Tuesday May 5, 2020 3:19 pm PDT by
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek today told Bloomberg that he expects Apple to further "open up" in long term following the antitrust complaint Spotify filed with the European Union last year. In the complaint, Spotify said that Apple enforces App Store rules that "purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience," and that Apple acts as "both a player and referee to...

Spotify Now Lets Premium Users Hide Songs They Dislike Within Playlists

Thursday April 16, 2020 8:37 am PDT by
Spotify today rolled out a new feature that lets its Premium users hide songs that they don't want to hear within a playlist. Spotify said this feature is rolling out to users on both the iOS and Android versions of the app (via The Verge). With the new feature, Premium subscribers can go into any playlist on Spotify, select a song, and choose "hide song" from the context menu. Afterwards,...

Apple Music Was Second Biggest Global Music Streaming Service in 2019

Friday April 3, 2020 5:38 pm PDT by
Global online music streaming subscriptions were up 32 percent year-over-year in 2019, hitting 358 million subscribers, according to new estimates shared today by Counterpoint Research. Spotify was the market leader with a 31 percent share of total revenue and a 35 percent share of total paid subscriptions, while Apple Music earned the second place slot with a 24 percent share of total...

Spotify Now Supports Siri on Apple Watch

Thursday April 2, 2020 6:21 am PDT by
Spotify now supports Siri voice commands on any Apple Watch running watchOS 6, as spotted by 9to5Mac. With the latest version of the app, rolling out on the App Store, Apple Watch users can say "Hey Siri, play music on Spotify" or any other voice command with "on Spotify" to control Spotify playback without opening the app directly. Spotify gained Siri support on iPhones and iPads as of iOS ...

Spotify Kids Launches in Canada, France, and the US

Wednesday April 1, 2020 4:08 am PDT by
Spotify has launched its standalone app for children in Canada, France, and the United States. Called Spotify Kids, the family-friendly version of the music streaming service is exclusively for Premium Family subscribers and comes tailored for children aged three and up. The service was originally launched as a beta in Ireland last year and has since rolled out to Argentina, Australia,...

Spotify Updates Mobile and Tablet Apps With New Home Screen for Quicker Access to Favorites

Monday March 9, 2020 9:44 am PDT by
Spotify today updated its home screen on iOS and Android, providing users with an easier way to access their favorite songs, playlists, and albums. This update will also appear on the Spotify app for tablets. The main change can be found at the top portion of the home screen, which now greets users with a "Good morning" message. This area recommends songs, playlists, and albums that are the...

Spotify May Be Allowed to Stream Directly on HomePod and Set as Default Music App in iOS 14

Thursday February 20, 2020 4:12 am PST by
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman today reported that Apple is working to allow third-party music services like Spotify and Pandora to be streamed directly on the HomePod with Siri in a future software update, as is possible with Apple Music. Spotify currently can only be streamed on the HomePod via AirPlay. The report adds that Apple is also considering allowing third-party music services to be set...

Spotify's New Feature Builds Playlists for Your Pets Based on Their Personality Traits and Your Listening History

Wednesday January 15, 2020 4:55 am PST by
Spotify today announced "Pet Playlists," which builds custom playlists for a cat, dog, iguana, hamster, or bird (via The Verge). The playlist generator combines your pet's personality traits with your own listening history on Spotify, building a list of songs that the company says both you and your pet can enjoy. To get your Pet Playlist, visit Spotify's new Pet Playlist website, choose an...

Spotify Reaches 113 Million Paying Subscribers, Says It's Growing Twice as Fast as Apple Music

Monday October 28, 2019 5:45 am PDT by
Spotify today announced that its streaming music service has reached 113 million paying subscribers as of September 30, up from 108 million as of June 30. Spotify's monthly active user count also increased to 248 million through September, inclusive of users listening to its free, ad-supported tier. In a letter to shareholders, part of its third quarter earnings results, Spotify said that...

Spotify Gains Siri Support on iOS 13 and CarPlay, Apple TV App Launching Later Today

Monday October 7, 2019 3:31 am PDT by
Spotify today updated its mobile app to include Siri support, which means iPhone and iPad users running iOS 13 can now use ‌Siri‌ to control their favorite music streaming service, just like Apple Music subscribers. After updating the app, users simply need to invoke ‌Siri‌ on their device and ask the voice assistant to play an album or song "with Spotify." Commands for playing playlists work...

Congress Reportedly Asks Spotify for Information on Apple's Alleged Anticompetitive Behavior

Friday October 4, 2019 9:31 am PDT by
The U.S. Congress has requested information from Spotify related to its anticompetitive allegations against Apple, according to Reuters. From the report:The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee reached out to the music streaming service with broad requests for information, according to one source, who added the request to the company was narrowed in follow up telephone calls.In...

Spotify Now Lets You Create Podcast Playlists, Including Mixing Podcasts and Music

Monday September 30, 2019 7:50 am PDT by
Spotify today announced a new feature that is now available for Spotify on iOS and Android, letting you combine podcasts and music into the same playlist. You can also choose to create a playlist of only podcasts, like your favorite episodes from multiple shows. To do this, find the podcast you want to add to a playlist, tap the ellipsis icon to the right of the episode, and tap "Add to...