Spotify archive

  • VIDEO: Spotify's Symbian app shown off
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    VIDEO: Spotify's Symbian app shown off

    By 26 November 2009

    Spotify's new Symbian app gets a video demo here with a quick look at the features the mobile phone application will offer.  To get Spotify's Symbian application, users must be paid-up premium subscribers. They can then either download it directly to...

  • Spotify announces Symbian app
    Phones

    Spotify announces Symbian app

    By 23 November 2009

    Spotify has expanded its mobile reach with a launch onto the Symbian platform - a potentially huge new audience spanning around half of the global smartphone market. As well as a large range of Nokia handsets, the app will also run on a selection of Sony...

  • Spotify gets Pandora-style recommendations
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    Spotify gets Pandora-style recommendations

    By 18 November 2009

    You might be familiar, if you're a hardcore Spotify user, with @Spotibot - a Twitter bot that recommends bands that are similar to other bands, as well as the Better Spotify Links project. Well, the coder behind it - Andy Smith - has just completed his...

  • iTunes still most popular music service by far
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    iTunes still most popular music service by far

    By 16 November 2009

    A survey of 2000 internet users in the UK from GfK NOP has found that iTunes still remains by far the most popular music service, but that new entrant Spotify is shooting rapidly up the charts, despite having only just celebrated its 1st birthday. The...

  • Best Software, Service, or App 2009 nominations
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    Best Software, Service, or App 2009 nominations

    By 16 November 2009

    Here are the nominations for Best Software, Service, or App in The Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009. The following products were chosen because we feel they represent the best software, service or app on sale in the last 12 months that are available...

  • Spotify facing delays for US launch
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    Spotify facing delays for US launch

    By 12 November 2009

    Spotify appears to be having trouble with its much-trailed US launch. Rumours are spreading that Sweden's music-streaming wonderchild is facing difficulties in getting US music publishers to sign up. At a conference in Monte Carlo, CEO Daniel Ek completely...

  • 3's HTC Hero with Spotify now available
    Phones

    3's HTC Hero with Spotify now available

    By 6 November 2009

    Spotify has announced on its blog that the previously-promised Spotify Phone is now available from 3 UK, in both its retail stores and online. The deal comprises of an HTC Hero preloaded with the Spotify Android app, a 24-month subscription to Spotify...

  • Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - software, services, apps
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    Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - software, services, apps

    By 5 November 2009

    It's been a bumper year in 2009 for software, services and apps as the overarching trend of tech creeps glacially away from its hardware focus and more towards what the Internet and its friends can do for us. So, before you shout out in the comments who...

  • Deezer launches premium desktop client
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    Deezer launches premium desktop client

    By 5 November 2009

    Deezer, a French music startup that rivals Spotify and We7 in providing ad-supported music streaming, has announced a couple of premium subscription options and a desktop client, so you can listen to the service without having a browser window open. The...

  • Orange T&Cs ban Spotify, Facebook and YouTube
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    Orange T&Cs ban Spotify, Facebook and YouTube

    By 3 November 2009

    Orange's terms and conditions for its mobile internet ban applications like Spotify, AudioBoo, Ustream, Facebook and YouTube, something which could be of concern to those considering buying an iPhone with the mobile network. In the company's T&Cs, it...

  • Robbie Williams' new album gets exclusive Spotify debut
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    Robbie Williams' new album gets exclusive Spotify debut

    By 3 November 2009

    Popular music streaming service Spotify has announced that Robbie Williams' new album will debut exclusively on the service in the UK. From Friday 6 November, the comeback album, "Reality Killed The Video Star", will be available to listen to exclusively...

  • Spotify expands Premium discount programme
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    Spotify expands Premium discount programme

    By 28 October 2009

    Spotify, following a good deal of public experimentation with price points, has decided to lower the price of its premium subscriptions in a sponsorship deal with insurance company Swiftcover. Billboard is reporting that until 2 November, you'll be able...

  • Spotify launches Metadata API
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    Spotify launches Metadata API

    By 27 October 2009

    When Spotify launched its API back in April with a great song and dance, much was made of the possibilities it could bring. Except that when it finally emerged, it turns out that you couldn't do very much with it. Many were disappointed, and Spotify's...

  • VIDEO: Spotify launches first TV advert
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    VIDEO: Spotify launches first TV advert

    By 26 October 2009

    Spotify, the streaming music service which has captured plenty of users in the year it's been around, has launched its first "reklam", or TV advert, albeit in Swedish. You can see it above.  Many have suggested that despite doing well with web users,...

  • Spotify offers Premium subscription discount
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    Spotify offers Premium subscription discount

    By 22 October 2009

    Spotify might be finding it tough to shift subscriptions, because the music streaming service is already offering a discount on the £10 per month cost of stripping out ads and getting access to the mobile apps. The Swedish company sent out an email offering...

  • Google launching music service?
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    Google launching music service?

    By 21 October 2009

    It's being reported that Google is planning to launch a music service imminently. A number of sources quoted by TechCrunch are saying that the company is securing content from major labels, and one source has named the offering "Google Audio". At a time...

  • Spotify and 3 deal confirmed
    Phones

    Spotify and 3 deal confirmed

    By 19 October 2009

    Spotify and 3 have formally announced the partnership that Pocket-lint detailed last week. As previously reported, 3 will begin selling the HTC Hero with a Premium Spotify subscription bundled in - which normally costs £10 per month. The tariff costs...

  • Tories to advertise on Spotify
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    Tories to advertise on Spotify

    By 16 October 2009

    In order to reach out to the "tech savvy", it's been revealed the Conservatives will campaign via Spotify, the popular music streaming service. PC Pro reports that the 40-second ads will feature the voice of the Tory party chairman, Eric Pickles, apparently...

  • VIDEO: Spotify debuts improved MP3 purchases
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    VIDEO: Spotify debuts improved MP3 purchases

    By 15 October 2009

    Spotify will shortly be launching an improved MP3 purchasing experience for tracks on its streaming service. It's always been possible to buy MP3s through a right-click menu, but clicking that just opened a browser window that took you to 7digital's website....

  • Is Spotify coming to the PS3?
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    Is Spotify coming to the PS3?

    By 14 October 2009

    It's no great secret that Spotify is expanding sideways at a rate of knots. Now that it's got its core desktop music-streaming experience locked down, it wants more little added benefits that it can turn over to premium subscribers to convince them to...

  • 3 to launch Spotify phones in the UK
    Phones

    3 to launch Spotify phones in the UK

    By 14 October 2009

    3 has been announced as the first UK mobile operator partner for Spotify, following negotiations earlier in the year, and will be pushing out the music subscription service bundled with handsets before Christmas. The HTC Hero will be the first phone to...

  • Which is the best online music service?
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    Which is the best online music service?

    By 12 October 2009

    With Sky's announcement of the company's upcoming service, Sky Songs, we finally have proof that every man and his dog is getting in on the music scene. As a consumer, though, the picture just gets that little bit more complicated. If you want all the...

  • INQ to make Spotify phone
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    INQ to make Spotify phone

    By 9 October 2009

    Following the news that in Sweden, music streaming service du jour Spotify is to team up with operator Telia on mobile phones and more, more info on the hardware we can expect has now been revealed. The work-in-progress dedicated Spotify phone revealed...

  • Spotify CEO: Advertising devalues music
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    Spotify CEO: Advertising devalues music

    By 9 October 2009

    Spotify is continuing celebrations of its 1-year anniversary and as part of the jamboree, the company's founder and CEO, Daniel Ek, has taken some time out to pen a blog post about the future of Spotify, and his thoughts on the state of the global Music...

  • Spotify has 2.7 million users in the UK
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    Spotify has 2.7 million users in the UK

    By 8 October 2009

    A few statistics have emerged about the growth of Spotify in the UK over the first 6 months of this year. They're from a presentation that the company gave in Edinburgh jointly with PRS For Music and represent the time period from the end of January to...