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EE Adds Spotify to Its Music Data Pass Because the Current Lineup is Terrible

EE's swappable benefits have become even more appealing with the addition of Spotify to its Music Data Pass. Read More >>

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Did Steve Jobs Harass Spotify’s CEO With Weird, Breathy Phone Calls?

It’s no secret that Spotify and Apple have beef. But according to a Variety interview with the authors of a new book, Spotify Untold, that beef dates all the way back to 2010 when Steve Jobs would purportedly prank call Spotify CEO Daniel Ek... and just breathe deeply into the phone. Read More >>

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Apple Planning to Jazz It Up With Some Original Podcasts: Report

With Apple poised to further expand its services to better compete with its streaming rivals—whether or not its offerings will be any good—it was probably only a matter of time before we learned that the company has its eye on podcasts as well. The question is, will they be any good? Read More >>

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Spotify Mashes Music and Short Podcasts Into a New Playlist for Your Miserable Commute

Hot off the heels of releasing its standalone Stations app, Spotify is leaning even harder into that whole ‘reinvent the radio’ vibe. This week, the music streaming company released a new playlist called “Your Daily Drive” that uses an algorithm to mash together short-form podcasts and music. Read More >>

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Why It Still Matters Which Music Streaming Service You Sign Up For

Take a look at the music streaming services of the moment and you’d be forgiven for not seeing any major differences: They all offer access to around 50 million tracks on demand, they all give you recommended mixes of music, they all let you sync tunes to your phone for offline listening, and so on. So does it matter which one you pick? Read More >>

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I Didn’t Even Know I Needed Spotify’s New App, but Damn

Yesterday, Spotify introduced a simplified, radio-only version of its app for U.S. users called Spotify Stations. And somewhere, Pandora Radio executives probably let out a beleaguered groan. Read More >>

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Spotify Is Reportedly Working on a New Social Feature That Lets You Listen With Friends

Now I don't want to take credit for this, but I was totally moaning about the lamentable absence of this feature to one person around a year ago, so it's 100 per cent my brainchild and now we all know. Read More >>

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Spotify Is Bringing Voice-Controlled Ads to Our Engagement Hellscape

I think most of us can safely agree that there are few things consumers want to engage with less than ads. We certainly do not want ads that require us to actively speak to them. But the future is now, baby! And if this sounds like hell, now might be a good time to upgrade your free Spotify subscription. Read More >>

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Europe’s Competition Police to Examine Spotify/Apple Fight

Spotify's complaint against Apple appears to be being taken seriously within the corridors of the European Commission, with the Financial Times saying the EC is about to launch a full competition inquiry over the music streamer's claim that Apple is restricting the business opportunities of its rivals. Read More >>

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Apparently, Spotify’s Plan for Serving You Podcast Suggestions is Shuffling Them in With Your Music

After announcing its pivot to podcasts, Spotify appears to have kind of a wonky idea for how to get you to listen to them. Read More >>

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Spotify Opens London R&D Site and Needs 300 New Staff

All those £9.99s a month we pay to stream the same seven songs we used to like in the 1990s are being reinvested in the London job scene, with streaming kingpin Spotify opening its expanded London R&D site this week -- and it needs masses of fresh, intelligent, management-grade meat to sit at all the lovely new desks. Read More >>

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Spotify Has a Couples’ Subscription on the Way

Spotify is testing a subscription package for couples in Ireland, which annoyingly is called Premium Duo and not Premium Duet. Read More >>

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This Clever Hack Will Change the Way You Find Music on Spotify

My favourite thing about Spotify has always been music discovery. So when the company started building personalised playlists like Discovery Weekly and Release radar, I was hooked. The only problem was listening to all the new music takes forever. But an independent project from a couple of Spotify developers offers an amazing hack for exploring millions and millions of songs. They call it Discover Quickly. Read More >>

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Everyone with Spotify Premium for Family Gets a Free Google Home Mini

Hooray – a freebie that's not just for new customers. Read More >>