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Are Streaming Exclusives Creeping Back? Apple Music Unveils an Exclusive Coldplay EP + Short Film

Photo Credit: Unsplash Streaming exclusives hurt paying subscribers, yet they’re slowly creeping back in 2020. Here’s the latest. Back in the day, music streaming services went to war with exclusives as their primary weapon. That stopped when piracy spiked on exclusive content from major artists like Chance the Rapper, Kanye, and Beyonce. Now it looks […]

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Spotify, Pandora Could Be Allowed to Stream Directly on the Apple HomePod

Photo Credit: Unsplash A new report suggests Apple is considering opening its HomeSpot speaker to rivals like Spotify and Pandora. Bloomberg reports that Apple is discussing letting users choose third-party applications as their defaults. The move is likely a response to a Spotify suing Apple in Europe for favoring apps from its own ecosystem. Microsoft […]

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Spotify Testing a New Look for Playlist Recommendations on Home Screen

Photo Credit: Spotify Spotify is testing a new compact playlist featuring time-specific recommendations. The new Spotify playlist recommendations area now displays six lists side-by-side. These recommendations are headed under a greeting that is contextually based on the time of day. The playlist recommendations take into account your regular listening habits to create daily mixes. The […]

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Spotify Steps Up Its Concert Listings With Resident Advisor Partnership

Photo Credit: Unsplash Spotify is teaming up with Resident Advisor for new concert listings for local events. The partnership will connect Spotify listeners to gigs featuring artists they listen to in their local area. The localized listings will be promoted throughout the Spotify app. Spotify says the partnership aims to provide a new pipeline of […]

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Feel Like Someone Hacked Your Spotify Account? – You’re Not Alone

Photo Credit: Unsplash Is your Spotify account hacked, playing music in another language or on other devices? You’re not alone.  Since 2017, reports of Spotify accounts being hacked have risen. The phrase ‘Spotify hack’ makes readers think Spotify is part of some data breach, similar to Equifax. The reality is that these accounts have either […]

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Jaguar Is Directly Integrating Spotify Into Future Dashboards

Photo Credit: Jaguar The new Jaguar F-TYPE will feature an embedded Spotify app in the dashboard infotainment center. The new embedded Spotify app is also backward-compatible with all software-over-the-air models. Jaguar worked hand-in-hand with Spotify to create the embedded Spotify app. It allows Spotify Premium listeners to enjoy their favorite playlists without connecting their phones. […]