Spotify archive

  • Spotify app finally hits Windows Phone 7
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    Spotify app finally hits Windows Phone 7

    By 7 November 2011

    Spotify has finally revealed a Windows Phone 7 app on Monday after a year of promise at the Windows Phone 7 AT&T launch event in New York City.  The new Windows Phone app is free to download but like the iPhone and iPad app, will require a Spotify Premium account,...

  • Spotify Gift Cards arrive in time for Christmas
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    Spotify Gift Cards arrive in time for Christmas

    By 1 November 2011

    If you needed further proof that Spotify is fast becoming a mainstream brand, not just for tech fans in the know but rather a High Street name, then take note that the music streaming giant has just released its first gift cards into the shops in time...

  • Onkyo Spotify Premium enabled on remote Android app
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    Onkyo Spotify Premium enabled on remote Android app

    By 31 October 2011

    Onkyo has updated its remote Android app to enable the use of Spotify Premium on a variety of its AV receivers. This news follows Onkyo's introduction of Spotify on its AV receivers back in March, where the online streaming service was controlled using...

  • Virgin Media bundles Spotify Premium into broadband and mobile deals
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    Virgin Media bundles Spotify Premium into broadband and mobile deals

    By 31 October 2011

    Virgin Media has detailed its latest Spotify plans - bundling Spotify Premium deals in with mobile and broadband contracts. Anyone taking out, or renewing, a Virgin Media fibre optic broadband plan will be entitled to 6 months of the music streamers top...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Spotify preview release (BlackBerry)
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    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...

  • Spotify for Blackberry takes on BBM Music
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    Spotify for Blackberry takes on BBM Music

    By 19 October 2011

    Spotify has launched a new app for BlackBerry users, bringing the on demand music service to millions of new customers around the world. "We’re excited today to announce our first preview release of Spotify for Blackberry. As our sixth mobile app, Blackberry...

  • Spotify comes to D-Link's Boxee Box
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    Spotify comes to D-Link's Boxee Box

    By 14 October 2011

    Spotify customers can now access their music on a Boxee Box. Users will need to subscribe to the Premium version of the service, and there is a caveat or two to using the new application, but it expands the media streamer from D-Link's capabilities with...

  • Virgin Media to offer free 3G Spotify streaming to mobile customers
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    Virgin Media to offer free 3G Spotify streaming to mobile customers

    By 7 October 2011

    Virgin Media mobile customers will soon be able to use Spotify via 3G on their phones without incurring any data charges, or affecting the accompanying phone’s data allowance. The news for Virgin Media customers follows the company’s announcement...

  • Western Digital launches music streaming player with built in Spotify
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    Western Digital launches music streaming player with built in Spotify

    By 7 October 2011

    Western Digital has announced a new version of its WD TV Live media player, which now comes with Spotify support. It has the ability to stream tracks straight from the cloud-based music service, as well as play up to 1080p video. Any network drive, USB...

  • Rhapsody buys Napster
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    Rhapsody buys Napster

    By 4 October 2011

    Rhapsody has announced it is to buy Napster from electronics retailer Best Buy as it tries to stay one step ahead of competing music services like Spotify. "This deal will further extend Rhapsody's lead over our competitors in the growing on-demand music...

  • Spotify private listening saves your Facebook blushes
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    Spotify private listening saves your Facebook blushes

    By 29 September 2011

    If you've had to (like Pocket-lint's Stuart Miles) curb your Britney Spears listening habits on Spotify through fear that your Facebook friends would pour scorn on you, then fear no more - Spotify private listening has been enabled. Announced by Spotify...

  • Spotify confirms 6 months free period for new users
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    Spotify confirms 6 months free period for new users

    By 26 September 2011

    Spotify has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it is doing away with the Spotify Open scheme, the deal whereby you were limited to a monthly playback time of 10 hours and could only play individual tracks 5 times...kind of. From now on all Spotify accounts...

  • Facebook integrates Spotify, new music functions added
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    Facebook integrates Spotify, new music functions added

    By 22 September 2011

    Facebook has incorporated Spotify directly into its news feed, adding music posts and play buttons to updates.  The new Spotify functionality was announced by Facebook at the F8 developer conference. Music itself will be incorporated into a dedicated...

  • Facebook Music service with Spotify set to go live at F8
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    Facebook Music service with Spotify set to go live at F8

    By 22 September 2011

    Facebook's F8 conference kicks off in San Francisco in a number of hours and all of Zuck's dirty little secrets will be revealed. But the rumour mill thinks that it's got the main agenda sussed already - that Facebook will be announcing a music platform,...

  • Spotify opens up for iOS developers
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    Spotify opens up for iOS developers

    By 31 August 2011

    Some pretty cool Spotify-powered apps could be coming the way of your iPhone or iPad, thanks to the music streaming giant opening its doors to iOS developers. Libspotify for iOS will allow clever app makers to include Spotify features within their apps....

  • Spotify subscription boom following free access limits
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    Spotify subscription boom following free access limits

    By 19 August 2011

    Spotify has shed 1.6 million users in just three months, according to figures that Music Alley has got its hands on. But the good news for the streaming service is that it has added over 500,000 premium subscribers to its books in the same period. Both...

  • Entry-level audiophiles targeted with Sonos Play:3
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    Entry-level audiophiles targeted with Sonos Play:3

    By 20 July 2011

    Sonos has now officially announced the latest entry to its music streaming system, the Play:3, so it matters little that the news was leaked by an Amazon.com posting earlier in the week. Boasting three Class-D digital amplifiers, three drivers (one tweeter,...

  • How to get the most from Spotify
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    How to get the most from Spotify

    By 15 July 2011

    Spotify is finally coming to the US. After a couple of years of painful release rumours and difficult label negotiations, the all you can eat streaming service is finally set to hit the big time.  So you've downloaded the desktop client, maybe even stumped...

  • Spotify launches in the US, Motorola integration incoming?
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    Spotify launches in the US, Motorola integration incoming?

    By 14 July 2011

    Spotify has finally launched into the US market, bringing the music streaming service that has taken Europe by storm to our cousins stateside. The launch was no secret, but we’re more interested in the listed sponsors. “Our exclusive launch partners...

  • Official: Spotify launches in US on Thursday 14 July
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    Official: Spotify launches in US on Thursday 14 July

    By 13 July 2011

    Spotify has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will be launching its digital music service in the US on Thursday, ending what seems like years of waiting for Americans keen to get their hands on the service. “Spotify, the award-winning digital music service...

  • Facebook video chat coding gives off Spotify Vibes
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    Facebook video chat coding gives off Spotify Vibes

    By 8 July 2011

    During Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook video chat unveiling on Wednesday he stated that the Skype hookup was just one of many announcements that the social network has up its sleeve for this year. "We've been busy building stuff for the last 6 months or so...

  • Spotify is US bound: It's official
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    Spotify is US bound: It's official

    By 6 July 2011

    US readers, prepare your ears for a treat - Spotify is coming your way. Official confirmation of what has to be one of the most rumoured online launches of all time come direct from the music streaming giant itself - with an invite request page now open...

  • Virgin Media teams up with Spotify in music streaming deal
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    Virgin Media teams up with Spotify in music streaming deal

    By 6 July 2011

    It looks like Virgin Media has finally come good on its pact with Spotify, announcing that it will bring music streaming to its TiVo box and other services.  Virgin media hasn't come clean on pricing yet, there will however be both Spotify unlimited...

  • Facebook may launch Spotify-powered "Music Dashboard"
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    Facebook may launch Spotify-powered "Music Dashboard"

    By 20 June 2011

    Facebook and Spotify look to be growing closer by the day now, with their newly formed friendship set to materialise in a rumoured "Music Dashboard" on the social networking site.  But Facebook's music integration doesn't stop there, with Mark Zuckerberg's...

  • Spotify US launch could be imminent
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    Spotify US launch could be imminent

    By 17 June 2011

    Spotify looks like it has finally managed to win over the American music labels, with general manager Jonathan Forster telling an ad conference that license deals are being closed "as I speak". In order to make the deals solid, Forster said that Spotify...