Spotify archive

  • Spotify iPad app "getting closer"
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    Spotify iPad app "getting closer"

    By 16 April 2012

    Could a Spotify iPad app finally be on the horizon? Well, yes  - if an image posted on Instagram is to be believed. The picture shows a screenshot of the app on an iPad along with the evocative “It’s getting closer!” Despite a Spotify app being...

  • Spotify Play Button allows websites to embed songs for free
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    Spotify Play Button allows websites to embed songs for free

    By 11 April 2012

    Spotify has announced a new feature that allows any supported song to be played from a website or blog for free. You'll see the Spotify Play Button pop up regularly from now on, especially on music-centric sites, which can embed a simple player to allow...

  • Spotify gets flood of new apps, including Now That's What I Call Music!
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    Spotify gets flood of new apps, including Now That's What I Call Music!

    By 22 March 2012

    Spotify has added a host of new applications to its desktop client, including the innovative Now That's What I Call Music! based on the best-selling compilation album franchise. That specific bright and colourful app adds playlist generation, the UK charts...

  • Spotify streams hitting Billboard Hot 100
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    Spotify streams hitting Billboard Hot 100

    By 14 March 2012

    The US equivalent of the singles chart, the Billboard Hot 100, is to get a 21st-century makeover with streams from the likes of Spotify being included for the first time. Currently the Hot 100, the US music industry standard singles popularity chart,...

  • Spotify update adds gapless playback
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    Spotify update adds gapless playback

    By 23 February 2012

    The prayers of millions of Spotify users have finally been answered. No, Stefan Dennis' s1989 hit Don't It Make You Feel Good hasn't landed on the platform but gapless playback has finally been introduced. This means, when streaming a live album, classical...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Top10 review (Spotify)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Top10 review (Spotify)

    By 17 February 2012

    At the end of 2011, Spotify jumped aboard the app revolution, taking to the stage in New York to announce that apps would now be part of the Spotify platform. Daniel Ek, Spotify founder and CEO, announced the HTML5 powered app platform and described...

  • HTC Spotify rival rumoured
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    HTC Spotify rival rumoured

    By 15 February 2012

    Since HTC coughed up a cool $300 million for a majority stake in the digital sound company Beats, we've had plenty of souped-up audio action on handsets such as the HTC Sensation XE, but nothing to get too excited over....yet. But all that could be set...

  • 320kbps Spotify streaming hits iPhone and iPad
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    320kbps Spotify streaming hits iPhone and iPad

    By 13 February 2012

    Spotify has added high quality 320kbps streaming to its iOS app. An update, which you can download now, pushes the audio quality plenty higher. This puts Spotify above the likes of iTunes Match in quality, which will play tracks at 256kbps.  For audiophiles...

  • Rhapsody takes the fight to Spotify with European Napster buy-out
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    Rhapsody takes the fight to Spotify with European Napster buy-out

    By 26 January 2012

    The UK's streaming music arena could be set to welcome the arrival of a heavyweight contender by way of US giant Rhapsody. Rhapsody has just announced its European expansion through the acquisition of Napster International, following its takeover of...

  • Year in review 2011: September
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    Year in review 2011: September

    By 30 December 2011

    Cameras and tablets filled the tech landscape in September. We however were far too distracted by the fact that Star Wars had arrived on Blu-ray. In what has to be our launch stunt of the year, London had its BT tower transformed into a giant lightsaber...

  • Year in review 2011: July
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    Year in review 2011: July

    By 29 December 2011

    It was the height of Summer and shorts-clad frisbee fans were frolicking throughout the country's parks. Us tech lovers however were confined to our rooms, busy reading through all the juicy announcements that were filling the airwaves in July.  Despite...

  • Best Windows Phone 7 apps
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    Best Windows Phone 7 apps

    By 27 December 2011

    So you've got a Windows Phone 7 phone, and now you need to fill it with lovely Windows Phone 7 apps. But with over 45,000 apps available for the Microsoft platform what are the best ones to get and are there any that take advantage of the Metro interface. ...

  • Spotify for BlackBerry drops beta tag, gains officialdom
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    Spotify for BlackBerry drops beta tag, gains officialdom

    By 22 December 2011

    If you're rocking a BlackBerry and fancy a bit of official Spotify action this Christmas then you're in luck, as Spotify for BlackBerry has left the preview stage and is now a bona fide official product. We should say "if you're rocking an old BlackBerry"...

  • Spotify Premium free trial lands in time for Christmas
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    Spotify Premium free trial lands in time for Christmas

    By 14 December 2011

    Spotify has come bearing gifts in time for Christmas - free Spotify Premium accounts for one and all. Well, free for 30 days at least. The music streaming giant is offering a month's worth of its pay service for anyone who fancies some ad-free music action...

  • Spotify Radio tunes in new features
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    Spotify Radio tunes in new features

    By 9 December 2011

    It's all systems go over at Spotify Towers. 2011 has seen the company get friendly with Facebook, the long awaited US launch and also the revelation of Spotify apps. But the music streaming platform isn't ready to stop with the roll-outs just yet it seems,...

  • Spotify iPad app in the works, goal to be on every device possible
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    Spotify iPad app in the works, goal to be on every device possible

    By 1 December 2011

    Spotify's UK MD Chris Maples has told Pocket-lint that the Spotify apps launch was just the first of a long line of announcements that the music streaming company has got planned and that the long awaited native iPad app isn't too far away. Describing...

  • Spotify with apps pictures and hands-on
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    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...

  • Spotify App Finder announced for 'appy times
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    Spotify App Finder announced for 'appy times

    By 30 November 2011

    What's next for Spotify you ask (or rather it did)? Well, let us tell you - the music streaming company took to the stage in New York to announce that apps will now be part of the Spotify platform. At an event that was simulcast via the wonders of the...

  • Spotify event to unleash app store?
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    Spotify event to unleash app store?

    By 30 November 2011

    Spotify is all set to reveal its "new direction" at the "What's next for Spotify" event in New York and the rumour mill has worked itself up into a frenzy trying to work out exactly what the music streaming giant might announce. There's big money being...

  • Sonos Controller for Android Honeycomb pictures and hands-on
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    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...

  • Spotify streams in to Virgin Media
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    Spotify streams in to Virgin Media

    By 29 November 2011

    The long awaited Spotify app for Virgin Media's TiVo platform has finally arrived, meaning Spotify Premium users can now access their favourite songs and playlists on their telly boxes, and better still, through their home cinema speaker setup. Last month,...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #63
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #63

    By 23 November 2011

    The Pocket-lint Podcast turns its attention to Adobe's decision to stop supporting Flash for mobile devices, including Android beyond Ice Cream Sandwich. In addition, Rik Henderson, Stuart Miles and Dan Sung look at the problems that have surrounded the...

  • Spotify responds to iTunes and Google Music with "what's next" event
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    Spotify responds to iTunes and Google Music with "what's next" event

    By 23 November 2011

    Spotify has announced a "what's next" event to be held in New York on 30 November, just 4 months since the launch of Spotify in the States. We've been enjoying Spotify for some time here in the UK, but Spotify decided to take its time with a US launch;...

  • Spotify and Napster see mass exodus of record labels
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    Spotify and Napster see mass exodus of record labels

    By 16 November 2011

    Dance music distribution, manufacture and management company ST Holdings has withdrawn all of the content it looks after from Spotify, Napster, Simfy and Rdio. Out of the 238 labels it distributes, only four requested that they remain on the streaming...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Spotify review (Windows Phone 7)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Spotify review (Windows Phone 7)

    By 8 November 2011

    After a year of promises Spotify has landed on Windows Phone 7 and thus is another app ticked off the list. But, after all that waiting, is it any good? We’ve been listening to find out... Spotify Format Windows Phone 7 Price Free Where Marketplace...