Spotify archive

  • INQ working on a Spotify phone?
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    INQ working on a Spotify phone?

    By 12 October 2010

    INQ, the British phone manufacturer, could be working on a new phone with Spotify built-in. Speaking with Business Week, INQ's CEO Frank Meehan said that the company plans to make it easier for owners to use Spotify on its mobile phone. Mobile users can...

  • Spotify Windows Phone 7 app confirmed
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    Spotify Windows Phone 7 app confirmed

    By 4 October 2010

    Microsoft has confirmed that music fans will be able to get a Spofity app on Windows Phone 7 when the new operating system becomes available. “Spotify is a great example of software innovation emanating from Sweden and Europe”, says Steve Ballmer,...

  • Spotify now officially singing on Sonos
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    Spotify now officially singing on Sonos

    By 29 September 2010

    Sonos has released an update to its firmware, bringing with it the much anticipated Spotify integration. What this means is that if you are a Sonos owner, who also has a Spotify Premium account, then you'll now have access to the entire Spotify catalogue...

  • Spotify co-founder hopes to save music industry
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    Spotify co-founder hopes to save music industry

    By 24 September 2010

    Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek claims that illegal downloading has irreparably damaged the music industry's traditional ways of selling "records", but cloud computing could find new ways of generating much needed revenue. Speaking to The Wall Street Journal Europe’s...

  • Spotify for Sonos  review
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    Spotify for Sonos review

    By 16 September 2010

    It's the number one requested features according to Sonos, but now that it's here, is it any good? Pocket-lint was invited on to the beta programme for the new service a couple of weeks ahead of the official launch so we could tell you whether Spotify...

  • EXCLUSIVE: Spotify, Sonos is just the start
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    EXCLUSIVE: Spotify, Sonos is just the start

    By 6 September 2010

    Spotify has confirmed to Pocket-lint that its integration with Sonos is just the start of its march into the living room. "We are happy to work with any partner that is willing to put in the same time and work as Sonos has done", Faisal Galaria, global...

  • Sonos adds Spotify support
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    Sonos adds Spotify support

    By 2 September 2010

    Sonos has announced that it is adding support for the Spotify music service to its multi-room music system by the end of September. The update for Sonos customers will be via a free software update and will bring Spotify to those customers in the UK,...

  • Spotify gets new "folders" function
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    Spotify gets new "folders" function

    By 24 August 2010

    We at Pocket-lint love a bit of Spotify action; whether you're content to build up a nice collection for your own personal listening pleasure or share with all and sundry via various social networks, it makes for a top-hole music service. And now Spotify...

  • Facebook music streaming on its way?
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    Facebook music streaming on its way?

    By 11 August 2010

    Now, we at Pocket-lint don't often report on the ever changing job titles and positions of the gifted individuals who make up the staff of the web's biggest players. If we were to cover every individual story of head-hunting, ship jumping and the like...

  • Spotify for Linux previewed
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    Spotify for Linux previewed

    By 12 July 2010

    Penguin people rejoice - because Spotify has finally made its way onto Linux. It's just a preview version for now, and as such is unsupported, and there's no local file support either. Plus, you'll have to be a Spotify Premium user to be able to use it...

  • Spotify iPhone app: Multitasking your music
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    Spotify iPhone app: Multitasking your music

    By 2 July 2010

    When Steve Jobs first told us about iOS 4 back in April most of the excitement was reserved for the multitasking functionality. We at Pocket-lint were particularly looking forward to being able to continue to stream Spotify in the background whilst still...

  • Spotify offers up new packages
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    Spotify offers up new packages

    By 18 May 2010

    Spotify has had a re-jig of its packages and has today announced two new service levels - Spotify Open and Spotify Unlimited.  Spotify Open is great for people wanting to get involved in the Spotify party who missed out when it was easy to sign up originally....

  • Spotify adds social features for iPhone app
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    Spotify adds social features for iPhone app

    By 14 May 2010

    If you've got the Spotify app on your iPhone, you may want to check that you've been updated to the latest version, 0.4.5, in order to take advantage of some brilliant new features. Last month we told you how Spotify had added a load of new features into...

  • Spotify update pulled due to demand
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    Spotify update pulled due to demand

    By 28 April 2010

    The latest Spotify update, which adds social functionality and the ability to play back MP3s on your hard drive, has been pulled from the website following "overwhelming" demand. The 0.4.3 update was available on the Spotify website for a period of time,...

  • 5 top tips for Spotify's social makeover
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    5 top tips for Spotify's social makeover

    By 27 April 2010

    So, Spotify: The Next Generation is with us, and suddenly your Facebook news feed is full of playlists, song "likes" and people declaring their undying love for McFly. You want to get in on the action, so you've been to the Spotify website's download...

  • Spotify rolls out social features
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    Spotify rolls out social features

    By 27 April 2010

    Spotify has broken months of near-silence to announce some new features that allow you to share tracks more easily with your friends. The music service, which is only available in Europe has integrated Facebook Connect to allow you to create a profile...

  • Last.fm abandons on-demand song streaming
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    Last.fm abandons on-demand song streaming

    By 12 April 2010

    Personalized music radio service Last.fm has announced that it's dropping the on-demand section of its offering in favour of a number of partnerships with other sites that offer on-demand streaming music. In most of Europe, that's Spotify, and in the...

  • Spotify gets rough US launch date
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    Spotify gets rough US launch date

    By 26 March 2010

    The long-awaited US launch of Spotify seems to be taking shape, as the music streaming service will be possibly going live in the third quarter 2010. This, according to Bloomberg, has been attributed to senior vice president Paul Brown, who in a recent...

  • Still no date for US Spotify launch
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    Still no date for US Spotify launch

    By 17 March 2010

    Daniel Ek, the CEO of many people's favourite streaming music service, Spotify, took to the stage at the SxSW festival in Austin Texas for a keynote speech and admitted that the company still isn't ready for a US launch, amidst rumours that it's having...

  • Vivaz to be pre-loaded with Spotify on 3
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    Vivaz to be pre-loaded with Spotify on 3

    By 16 March 2010

    Network operator 3 has announced that it'll be selling Sony Ericsson's Vivaz handset with the Spotify Symbian app bundled, in a move that might help increase takeup of the streaming music service's premium offering. As previously reported, the Vivaz features...

  • Spotifind turns your MP3 collection into Spotify links
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    Spotifind turns your MP3 collection into Spotify links

    By 15 March 2010

    Many people who try Spotify find that they rapidly shift all their music listening over to it. As it's often quicker to find a particular track in Spotify than to sift through a huge folder of MP3s, the latter sometimes gets dumped in favour of searching...

  • Spotify for Android updated
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    Spotify for Android updated

    By 11 March 2010

    If you're a Spotify for Android user, fire up the marketplace on your handset because an update has just been rolled out. Version 0.3.26 is now available for your downloading pleasure. The update brings a few new features - there's integration with Android's...

  • Spotify CEO rubbishes cannibalisation claims
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    Spotify CEO rubbishes cannibalisation claims

    By 3 March 2010

    Spotify's CEO, Daniel Ek, has taken to the stage at a Financial Times conference in London and told the audience that his company is most resolutely not killing music. The charge has been levelled at the service, which offers free streaming in exchange...

  • Spotify gets alarm clock application
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    Spotify gets alarm clock application

    By 26 February 2010

    A designer and developer, Theo Strahlén and John Karlsson, have put together a nifty little app which lets you wake up to your favourite songs on Spotify. Called SpotifyAlarm, it lets you set a particular time and a particular song to be woken up with....

  • MOG.com plans UK expansion
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    MOG.com plans UK expansion

    By 26 February 2010

    US-based music service MOG.com could be planning an entry to the UK market, if reports are accurate (see update below). The site, which is rumoured to be taking a round of investment to finance the move, offers both personalised radio like Last.fm and...