Reviews & hands-on

  • Cars

    Spotify in Ford EcoSport: The first listen

    By 27 February 2013

    Spotify has announced that it will be joining Ford's Sync AppLink service in Europe when the new EcoSport comes out later this year. We jumped in the yet to be released car at Mobile World Congress to see how you'll be able to listen to your favourite...

  • Phones

    APP OF THE DAY: Spotify Windows Phone 8 review

    By 13 February 2013

    It has been a long wait, but Spotify has finally arrived for Windows Phone 8. This means Nokia Lumia 920 owners can now take advantage of their Spotify subscriptions and listen to music on their mobiles.  It doesn't vary much from the Windows Phone 7...

  • Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-8050 review

    By 5 December 2012

    Onkyo is a brand more typically associated with AV receivers. Some boast price tags that only the most serious of movie-lovers would consider. But what about those who want a good, standard, stereo amp? The TX-8050 might just be the answer. Build The...

  • Apps

    Spotify for iPad pictures and hands-on

    By 2 May 2012

    Spotify for iPad is now live in the app store. We have had a good play with the app, uncovered its secrets and figured it best we share them with you.  Those desperate for an iPad-centric version of the application will not be disappointed. From our...

  • Apps

    Spotify for Android 4 pictures and hands-on

    By 19 April 2012

    Spotify on Android was always a slightly unpleasant experience compared to the delights of its iOS-based application cousin. Laggy and untidy, the app looked decent enough but didn't function the way many had hoped. Thankfully, this has been fixed with...

  • Audio

    Spotify with apps pictures and hands-on

    By 1 December 2011

    According to Spotify “There’s a new world inside Spotify” and that means apps. But do you want them, are they any good, or is the music streaming service just jumping on the apps bandwagon in an attempt to make us all believe that it is something...

  • Tablets

    Sonos Controller for Android Honeycomb pictures and hands-on

    By 30 November 2011

    Sonos has released a new version of its Android remote control application that adds support for Honeycomb tablets, better Spotify integration and a few other bonus features. The updated Sonos Controller for Android is available now on the Android Market...

  • Phones

    APP OF THE DAY: Spotify preview release (BlackBerry)

    By 19 October 2011

    Spotify continues to extend its web of musical streaming onto just about every platform imaginable, just recently Facebook integration was added and now finally long overdue BlackBerry connectivity is nearly complete. As of now the Spotify app exists...

  • Online

    Amazon Cloud Player on Cloud Drive hands-on

    By 26 April 2011

    Amazon's Cloud Drive promises to let you store you music remotely and then stream it back to yourself wherever you are, but it is really that simple? We take a closer look at the new service to see whether it’s something that you should be getting...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    INQ Cloud Touch review

    By 18 April 2011

    The INQ Cloud Touch is a new generation in social mobile from the small UK company who practically invented the connected mobile social experience before everyone else jumped on board. These days there is no shortage of social integration across all mobile...

  • Phones

    INQ Cloud Touch: Android at its core, Facebook in its heart

    By 9 February 2011

    The INQ Cloud Touch, the Facebook-centric Android phone has now been confirmed, putting to rest a rumour trail as long as Facebook’s reach. Moving its new line of mobile phones over to Google’s Android OS, the INQ Cloud Touch is what all the rumours...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Spotify for iPhone

    By 22 November 2010

    When the iPhone came along, one of its key selling points was that it was an iPod, but with phone capabilities. The iPod was very much at the forefront of its design. But over time, as the smartphone revolution has kicked in and the web, and particularly...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Spotify for Sonos review

    By 16 September 2010

    It's the number one requested features according to Sonos, but now that it's here, is it any good? Pocket-lint was invited on to the beta programme for the new service a couple of weeks ahead of the official launch so we could tell you whether Spotify...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    Spotify music player - PC review

    By 6 January 2009

    Spotify is a small software download that provides free streaming content for you to play at your leisure. We say free, but it is advertising funded, and at your leisure, meaning it is streaming, so you’ll need an internet connection and you can’t...