Spotify archive

  • Onkyo takes Spotify upmarket with the TX-NR1009
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    Onkyo takes Spotify upmarket with the TX-NR1009

    By 6 June 2011

    Back in March we told you how how Spotify had announced Onkyo at its latest hardware partner, starting with the Onkyo TX-NR609. Well now there's news of a bigger budget machine packed with the Spotify features - the TX-NR1009. The NR1009 is a 9.2-channel...

  • Spotify socialises with Facebook in music streaming deal
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    Spotify socialises with Facebook in music streaming deal

    By 26 May 2011

    Facebook and Spotify have announced a streaming pact that could see the cloud-based music service arrive on the profile pages of millions. And we expect the folks over at Spotify towers to be doing backflips over this one, especially given their recent...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Napster (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Napster (iPhone)

    By 19 May 2011

    With Spotify recently announcing that it would be cutting back on the amount of free listening that it offers, it seems that subscription services are the way forward. Today's app of the day - Napster Unlimited plus Mobile - from digital music pioneer...

  • Best iPad 2 apps
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    Best iPad 2 apps

    By 6 May 2011

    So you've got an iPad 2, and now you need to fill it with lovely iPad apps. But with 65,000 apps available just for the iPad what are the best ones to get and are there any that take advantage of the new features of the iPad 2.  We've scoured the massive...

  • 7digital serves up MP3s to Android app
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    7digital serves up MP3s to Android app

    By 4 May 2011

    Spotify may have ditched 7digital to go solo for its MP3 service, but the digital music specialist will still be offering mobile users the chance to buy tunes on the go, after it revamped its Android app to include an online music store. The move means...

  • Major Spotify upgrade sees it go toe-to-toe with iTunes
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    Major Spotify upgrade sees it go toe-to-toe with iTunes

    By 4 May 2011

    Spotify has announced huge changes that will see the popular music streaming service go head-to-head with Apple's iTunes. For the first time ever you can click to buy whole playlists which you can then take with you on your iPod classic, nano or shuffle...

  • Music streaming subscriptions are the way forward, says Featured Artists Coalition
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    Music streaming subscriptions are the way forward, says Featured Artists Coalition

    By 27 April 2011

    Spotify recently announced that its free music streaming service wouldn't be quite so free anymore, with subscription-free listening now reduced from 20 hours to 10. While there might be a groan from those who signed up for the service all that time ago,...

  • Amazon Cloud Player on Cloud Drive hands-on
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    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...

  • INQ Cloud Touch   review
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    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...

  • Spotify limits free access, still wants you to listen to music
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    Spotify limits free access, still wants you to listen to music

    By 14 April 2011

    If you enjoy Spotify and you don’t currently pay for it, it looks like your enjoyment is going to come crashing to an end after the founder of the ad-supported music service announced that the company would be restricting access in the future. “Spotify’s...

  • Spotify for iPhone updated brings new look and return of the edit button
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    Spotify for iPhone updated brings new look and return of the edit button

    By 5 April 2011

    Spotify has updated its iPhone app on Tuesday bringing with it a host of new features and a new interface to boot.   But aside from a new light grey, rather than a more traditional iPhone app look and feel for Spotify for iPhone, users will also...

  • Spotify users hit by Malware attack
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    Spotify users hit by Malware attack

    By 29 March 2011

    Spotify has admitted that it has been the victim of a security exploit and apologised to users infected via a malware-riddled advert that appeared on the Windows desktop version of the popular music streaming platform. The malvertising incident first...

  • Spotify and Onkyo team up for high quality audio assault
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    Spotify and Onkyo team up for high quality audio assault

    By 29 March 2011

    Spotify has announced its latest hardware partner with Onkyo, joining the likes of Logitech and Sonos in offering Spotify Premium customers streaming through its devices. Stating that the move is a "world's first" as it is the first consumer electronics...

  • Spotify to stream La Roux gig live
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    Spotify to stream La Roux gig live

    By 23 March 2011

    Spotify has made an interesting announcement - it is planning on streaming its first ever live gig. The event will take place on 5 April, and will be a live broadcast of a Nissan sponsored gig at London's Koko, headlined by Elly Jackson from La Roux performing...

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

  • Spotify and Shazam in tag-team action
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    Spotify and Shazam in tag-team action

    By 13 January 2011

    Two of the coolest music apps on your iPhone or Android device just got a bit cooler with the news that a "Play in Spotify" button has hit premium Shazam apps. This means that if you hear a tune that tickles your fancy, you can tag it with Shazam and...

  • Spotify and Logitech: Islands in the Stream
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    Spotify and Logitech: Islands in the Stream

    By 10 January 2011

    Spotify has expanded its hardware support with a launch onto the Spotify Squeezebox platform. The move means that Spotify Premium users can now access all the music goodness that the streaming service has to offer, in 320kbps quality, on Squeezebox Touch...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Spotify for iPhone
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    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...

  • Spotify records big losses for its first full year
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    Spotify records big losses for its first full year

    By 22 November 2010

    Spotify Limited has published its 2009 accounts, the first full year that its music streaming service was available to the public, and it doesn't make for very good reading. Sure, the platform managed to record a big revenue of £11.3 million which smashed...

  • Best App 2010: and the nominees are...
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    Best App 2010: and the nominees are...

    By 19 November 2010

    It's all about the apps these days. Smartphones would be nothing without these clever little bits of software that let us do pretty much anything we want, all from one device. The apps we've seen on Pocket-lint over the last year span numerous platforms...

  • Spotify Premium offers 7-day free trials
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    Spotify Premium offers 7-day free trials

    By 8 November 2010

    Spotify fans are being given the chance to try out the Premium version of the music streaming service free of charge, for a 7-day period. So, if you ever wondered just how good the phone apps are at streaming the tunes, or fancy some ad-free uninterrupted...

  • Spotify streams onto webOS
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    Spotify streams onto webOS

    By 28 October 2010

    Spotify isn't shy when cosying up to mobile platforms. And with the news that the music streaming service is hitting webOS, it's only really BlackBerry left to come to the Spotify party. The webOS version is available now for Palm Pre users in the UK,...

  • Spotify: "No intention of selling"
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    Spotify: "No intention of selling"

    By 28 October 2010

    The rumour story about Apple buying out Spotify caused quite a commotion on the Pocket-lint comments board. Phrases like "just wrong", "disastrous", "horrified" and a resounding "f**k no" give you a general overview of the reaction. But we can all put...

  • Is Apple eyeing up Spotify takeover?
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    Is Apple eyeing up Spotify takeover?

    By 27 October 2010

    Ever since the web found out that Apple has a spare $50-odd billion burning a hole in its pocket, there has been much speculation as to what the world's biggest tech company might spend it on. First up, mainly as a result of Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg's...

  • Virgin Media to bring Spotify to your TV
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    Virgin Media to bring Spotify to your TV

    By 14 October 2010

    Virgin Media and Spotify are close to agreeing a deal that would see the music streamer making the jump to Virgin's TV platform. It is being reported that the two companies are locked in talks, with Virgin Media keen to get a music subscription offering...