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  • Waterstones founder to launch Read Petite, Spotify-style online book service
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    Waterstones founder to launch Read Petite, Spotify-style online book service

    By 11 April 2013

    Tim Waterstone, the founder of high street book retailer Waterstones, has revealed his new venture: Read Petite, effectively the Spotify for books. Like the music-streaming service, Read Petite will offer access to content for a flat-rate monthly fee....

  • Spotify comes to LG Blu-ray players and home cinema systems
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    Spotify comes to LG Blu-ray players and home cinema systems

    By 26 March 2013

    LG has announced that it will be adding Spotify to the line-up of services accessible through its Smart media products. Many LG Blu-ray players, home cinema systems and other internet-connected devices released in 2013 will be getting the Spotify app...

  • Microsoft's MixShape promises perfect Spotify playlists whatever the mood
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    Microsoft's MixShape promises perfect Spotify playlists whatever the mood

    By 26 March 2013

    Microsoft has teamed with Spotify and the Echo Nest to rework the classic art of creating mixtapes, offering a tool to remix Spotify playlists to suit an occasion perfectly or for general listening. The online MixShape software takes an existing Spotify...

  • Spotify reportedly launching video streaming service with exclusive content
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    Spotify reportedly launching video streaming service with exclusive content

    By 25 March 2013

    Music-streaming service Spotify is working to launch a video service pegged to take on Netflix and others, reports Business Insider.  It's an interesting move for the company, which has focused on deals with record labels to offer unlimited music streaming...

  • Spotify removes five-play cap on tracks for free UK users
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    Spotify removes five-play cap on tracks for free UK users

    By 19 March 2013

    Spotify has removed the cap that limits free users listening to tracks more than five times in the UK. The move, first detailed by the Musically blog, and now confirmed by Spotify itself, means that if you're not a paying customer, you'll be able to enjoy...

  • Spotify reaches 6 million paying subscribers, 24 million active users
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    Spotify reaches 6 million paying subscribers, 24 million active users

    By 12 March 2013

    Spotify continues its dominant lead in the music-streaming space, with the Stockholm-based company announcing that it is now serving 6 million paying subscribers with tunes.  Beyond the 6 million paying subscribers - who have brought in more than $500...

  • Spotify Web Player now live in UK, play your music through a browser
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    Spotify Web Player now live in UK, play your music through a browser

    By 7 March 2013

    Spotify has opened the Beta version of its in-browser music streaming solution to a larger selection of UK subscribers, Premium and otherwise. Spotify Web Player offers some of the more basic features found on the dedicated desktop application, but through...

  • Volvo and Spotify pair up to bring streaming to in-car audio systems
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    Volvo and Spotify pair up to bring streaming to in-car audio systems

    By 6 March 2013

    Spotify will be coming to Volvo cars fitted with the Sensus Connected Touch in-car entertainment system. Announced at the Geneva Motor Show, the Spotify streaming tech will be the first fully integrated voice-controlled Spotify set-up in a car dashboard....

  • YouTube ad-based music streaming rumoured to take on Spotify
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    YouTube ad-based music streaming rumoured to take on Spotify

    By 5 March 2013

    Google-owned YouTube is reportedly set to take on the music-streaming world with a new service set to launch later this year, according to Fortune. The latest rumour comes after a report last month which claimed a similar music-streaming feature out of...

  • Spotify revamps social features with the ability to follow other users
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    Spotify revamps social features with the ability to follow other users

    By 28 February 2013

    Music-streaming service Spotify is expanding its social features with a new "Follow" tab on its desktop application to make for a more social music experience.  The Follow tab is already available for some users and will begin to roll out to the rest...

  • Spotify in Ford EcoSport: The first listen
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    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...

  • Ford bringing in-car Spotify to Europe
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    Ford bringing in-car Spotify to Europe

    By 25 February 2013

    Ford has teamed up with Spotify to bring the music-streaming service to its Ford Sync AppLink cars in Europe in the very near future. The all-new EcoSport in Europe will be among the first vehicles in Europe to offer the Ford SYNC AppLink system when...

  • Spotify enters new negotiations with labels, wants to move free model to smartphone
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    Spotify enters new negotiations with labels, wants to move free model to smartphone

    By 20 February 2013

    Spotify is in talks with the major record labels in hopes of both lowering the fees it pays them and getting permission to move the free version of its service to mobile. According to The Verge, the UK arm of the music streaming service has already started...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Spotify Windows Phone 8 review
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    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...

  • Spotify Valentine's Day playlist poetry makes poems from songs
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    Spotify Valentine's Day playlist poetry makes poems from songs

    By 11 February 2013

    In a move that will no doubt save the necks of a few lazy boyfriends and girlfriends on Valentine's Day this Thursday, Spotify has created a clever playlist poetry creation function to send to your loved ones.  The poetry creator works by searching through...

  • Spotify for Windows Phone 8 launched
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    Spotify for Windows Phone 8 launched

    By 8 February 2013

    Spotify has arrived for Windows Phone 8. The app, which has been missing from WP8 since its launch, allows you to log in and stream music from your Spotify account on your smartphone. There had previously been hints of a Spotify launch for Windows Phone...

  • Spotify on Windows Phone 8 launch imminent?
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    Spotify on Windows Phone 8 launch imminent?

    By 8 February 2013

    Spotify has been absent on Windows Phone 8 since the platform launched in October 2012, with the feedback forums on Spotify.com just giving "Q1 2013" as a launch date. However, Brendan Arndt, a device portfolio manager at Three UK, has hinted on Twitter...

  • Spotify suspends music download service in the UK
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    Spotify suspends music download service in the UK

    By 4 January 2013

    Spotify has stopped the sale of music through its streaming service, Pocket-lint has discovered. When trying to buy tracks, even Premium subscribers are met with the notice: "We're no longer supporting new download purchases on Spotify." The pop-up window...

  • Spotify comes to Roku, finally
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    Spotify comes to Roku, finally

    By 21 December 2012

    Owners of Roku media streamers can finally breath a sigh of relief, as one of the most-requested applications has finally arrived on the service. Spotify is finally on Roku... Woohoo! Like with many of the music-streaming service's apps on set-top-boxes...

  • Deezer adopts freemium music-streaming model, ad-supported but free for a year
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    Deezer adopts freemium music-streaming model, ad-supported but free for a year

    By 20 December 2012

    French music-streaming service Deezer has taken the clock back a few years by rejigging its offering to be ad-supported and, therefore, free. What's more the ad-funded version of the service will be unlimited, allowing you to stream as many music tracks...

  • Spotify rolls out new collection, follow and discovery tab features
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    Spotify rolls out new collection, follow and discovery tab features

    By 6 December 2012

    Spotify has announced a new set of features for its player which plugs some major functionality holes that have been missing since launch.  The first, called collections, is a way to manage all the music you listen to frequently on Spotify. Rather than...

  • Onkyo TX-8050 review
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    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...

  • Deezer takes aim at Spotify with own open app platform
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    Deezer takes aim at Spotify with own open app platform

    By 28 November 2012

    French Spotify rival Deezer has opened its API to developers in order to build an extensive app service from within its music streaming platform. Much like its biggest rival before it, this will give customers downloadable apps with which to enhance their...

  • Spotify testing browser-based player, more details coming 2013
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    Spotify testing browser-based player, more details coming 2013

    By 16 November 2012

    Spotify has confirmed that it has released a small beta program that is testing the ability to access the company's huge music collection via a browser, rather than the dedicated software used currently. "We can confirm we’ve launched a beta version...

  • Spotify for Sonos gets a turbo boost and better search
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    Spotify for Sonos gets a turbo boost and better search

    By 8 November 2012

    Sonos has reinvigorated the Spotify app available through its desktop and mobile controller apps. The new version of the music-streaming service is now quicker to use and has enhanced search functionality to allow you to find tracks more effectively....