Tag Archive: Spotify


Spotify begins rolling out real-time lyrics

It announced the feature last year and has been testing it since.

What you need to know Spotify has started to roll out its real-time song lyrics. It announced the feature last year. The feature has started showing up in the most recent Beta, and even on desktop.

Spotify has finally started to roll out its real-time song lyrics feature after it announced the feature last November.

As reported by Android Police:

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124 million of you now subscribe to Spotify

And podcast consumption is up 200% year-on-year!

What you need to know Spotify has published its results for Q4 of 2019. The service now has 124M subscribers, up 29% year-on-year. Podcast consumption on the platform has also grown exponentially over the last 12 months.

Spotify has posted its results for Q4 of 2019, confirming that it now has 124M subscribers.

In its full release Spotify said:

The business continued to perform well in 4Q19. For the third  [Read More…]

How to see your downloaded music on Spotify

One of Spotify’s best features for Premium members is the ability to save local copies of albums and playlists for offline playback. This is a great way to cut back on your monthly data usage, and of course, it lets you listen to your favorite songs without a data connection, which is particularly useful for frequent travelers. Unfortunately, Spotify doesn’t make it immediately obvious how to find your locally stored music, so we’re here to help.

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“Play Mr. Muffles”; Spotify will now create a ‘pet playlist’ for you

What you need to know Spotify is debuting a new type of playlist this week, one that’s based on your pet. The playlist uses the magic of artificial intelligence and some user-provided information to meld your tastes with your pet’s. The streaming giant says it was inspired by a survey suggesting 71% of pet owners play music for their pet, while 80% believe their pet likes music.

“Have I got a pawfect playlist for ya!” No, that’s not  [Read More…]

Spotify is going to start using targeted advertising for podcasts

Spotify is on its way to becoming a podcast network.

What you need to know Spotify is going to start using targeted advertising for podcasts. Streaming Ad Insertion will target ads at podcast listeners based on user data. That includes age, gender, device and listening behavior.

Spotify is going to start using targeted advertising for podcasts, according to a report from The Verge.

The report notes:

Spotify is going to start using its copious amounts of user  [Read More…]

Spotify to halt political ads on its platform next year

Spotify plans to reintroduce political ads to its platform once it has the tech to vet them.

What you need to know Spotify says it will “pause” political advertising on its platform in early 2020. The company will reintroduce political ads to its platform once it has all the resources necessary to “responsibly validate and review” them. Twitter banned political advertising on its platform last month, while Google’s new policy on political ads will come into effect  [Read More…]

YouTube Premium reportedly beats Spotify in India

A surprisingly competitive offering.

What you need to know Google’s YouTube Premium has found some success in India. The firm’s growth rate outpaces that of local behemoths like Gaana Music. This has mostly been attributed to Google’s YouTube Music service, which pulls in more paid users than rivals.

Google’s paid YouTube Music service is actually competitive in some regions. According to a report from Bloomberg, the service has outpaced Spotify and local services like Gaana Music in  [Read More…]

Hurry! Snag the Mighty Vibe offline Spotify speaker for just $67.99

Are you a Spotify subscriber? How do you go about taking your playlist with you? Phone, right? What if you could leave the phone home and still get your music on the go?

Meet the Mighty Vibe, a tiny portable unit that goes anywhere you do, and does one thing very well — it plays your favorite songs and playlists offline. Indeed, it’s a Spotify on-the-go device.

Rather than syncing songs through a wonky desktop interface, you’ll use your Android  [Read More…]

Spotify free now works on Amazon Alexa and Bose speakers

Along with Sonos speakers.

What you need to know Spotify free can now be played on your Amazon Alexa and Bose speakers. You’ll need to first link Spotify via the Amazon Alexa app or make sure your Bose speakers firmware is up to date. Spotify is running a holiday promotion through the end of the year offering three months of Spotify Premium for $ 9.99.

Spotify free is spreading, and that’s a good thing. Earlier this month  [Read More…]

Spotify is running an awesome holiday deal for new and lapsed Premium users

The offer will run until the end of the year.

What you need to know Spotify is offering a three-month premium subscription for just $ 9.99 this holiday. The promo runs from October 18 to December 31. It’s available to new users and to those who may have previously canceled their subscription.

If you’ve never tried Spotify Premium — or if you have, and just decided to stop paying for the streaming service’s ad-free premium tier —  [Read More…]