Latest Spotify app news

Spotify could occasionally check your location to ensure you meet its Family plan conditions
Spotify could occasionally check your location to ensure you meet its Family plan conditions By Britta O'Boyle

Spotify's Premium for Family Plan allows up to six users to use the Premium streaming service for £14.99 or $14.99 a month. There's a catch though - all... Read more

Spotify tests in-app button that will let you create podcasts
Spotify tests in-app button that will let you create podcasts By Maggie Tillman

Spotify is apparently exploring new ways to grow its podcasts platform, evident by a button it is testing that allows users to create podcasts.... Read more

What is Spotify's Premium for Family Plan, how much is it and what does it offer?
What is Spotify's Premium for Family Plan, how much is it and what does it offer? By Britta O'Boyle

This is everything you need to know about Spotify Premium for Family plan including what it gets you, how you can sign up, and what features it offers... Read more

Spotify upgrades Premium Family Plan with new features, including Explicit Content Filter control
Spotify upgrades Premium Family Plan with new features, including Explicit Content Filter control By Britta O'Boyle

Spotify has upgraded its Premium Family Plan with a number of new features including parental controls, new playlists and refreshed account management... Read more

Spotify Lite app released for older smartphones and developing countries
Spotify Lite app released for older smartphones and developing countries By Rik Henderson

Spotify has developed a second music streaming app designed to run well on older smartphones and operating systems.... Read more

Spotify says it has overpaid publishers and would like money back
Spotify says it has overpaid publishers and would like money back By Adrian Willings

Spotify is claiming it has been overpaying artists due to the way it discounts family and student plans and now it wants some money back.... Read more

Spotify launches a lightweight listening app called Stations
Spotify launches a lightweight listening app called Stations By Adrian Willings

Spotify has launched a lightweight listening app called Stations which gives users easy access to curated playlists. This is rolling out in the US now.... Read more

Spotify's next feature? A 'Social Listening' group queue
Spotify's next feature? A 'Social Listening' group queue By Maggie Tillman

Spotify has developed a new shared queue feature that allows multiple people to control a single playlist using their own devices.... Read more

Spotify is testing a new Snapchat Stories-like feature called Storyline
Spotify is testing a new Snapchat Stories-like feature called Storyline By Maggie Tillman

Whether you want it or not, it looks like Spotify is readying a Stories feature, though details about how it are still slim.... Read more

Spotify now has over 100 million users paying for premium
Spotify now has over 100 million users paying for premium By Dan Grabham

Spotify has announced that it now has over 100 million premium subscribers to its service. Presumably, these are a mixture of people paying the $9.99/£9.99... Read more

Spotify Duo: Cut-price Premium streaming for couples is being trialled
Spotify Duo: Cut-price Premium streaming for couples is being trialled By Mike Lowe

Spotify Premium for two living together? Spotify Duo, which is being tested in some countries, looks like a great solution for couples and friends.... Read more

Deal alert: Spotify Premium now comes with ad-supported Hulu for free
Deal alert: Spotify Premium now comes with ad-supported Hulu for free By Maggie Tillman

Spotify Premium users can get free access to Hulu's ad-supported tier.... Read more

How Spotify works with Samsung devices: Partnership and benefits explained
How Spotify works with Samsung devices: Partnership and benefits explained By Rik Henderson

Samsung has announced a new partnership with music streaming service Spotify. How will that actually affect you and is it the future of music streaming?... Read more

Spotify, Amazon and Google appeal massive royalties hike that could kill free music streaming
Spotify, Amazon and Google appeal massive royalties hike that could kill free music streaming By Rik Henderson

Four music streaming services have teamed to appeal a 44 per cent rise in royalty fees to be imposed by the US Copyright Royalty Board.... Read more

Spotify bets big on podcasts, claims they'll represent 20 per cent of listening in future
Spotify bets big on podcasts, claims they'll represent 20 per cent of listening in future By Rik Henderson

Spotify is doubling down on podcasts, with the acquisition of podcasting companies: Gimlet and Anchor.... Read more

Spotify is testing a feature that lets you block artists from playing
Spotify is testing a feature that lets you block artists from playing By Maggie Tillman

The block feature lets you mute an artist from playing, so songs from the artist will not play from a library, playlist, chart list, or station.... Read more

Spotify hopes its new Car View on Android won't distract you while driving
Spotify hopes its new Car View on Android won't distract you while driving By Maggie Tillman

Car View should be available right now to Android users. If you don’t see it in your settings, make sure the Spotify app is updated on your phone.... Read more

Spotify app to allow you to import your own songs
Spotify app to allow you to import your own songs By Rik Henderson

Spotify could soon give you the option to import songs you have on your smartphone. On Android, at least.... Read more

Spotify's Apple Watch app is here! But it's missing a key feature at launch
Spotify's Apple Watch app is here! But it's missing a key feature at launch By Maggie Tillman

Spotify has officially released its Apple Watch app after just a few weeks of testing.... Read more

Spotify Free support coming to Spotify Connect speakers
Spotify Free support coming to Spotify Connect speakers By Rik Henderson

Spotify has updated its Commercial Partners SDK to allow Spotify Connect devices to run Spotify Free not just Premium accounts.... Read more

Spotify has an all-new Wear OS app with Spotify Connect and it's about time
Spotify has an all-new Wear OS app with Spotify Connect and it's about time By Maggie Tillman

Spotify is rolling out a new - and much-requested - app for Wear OS smartwatches in the next week.... Read more

Spotify is letting its free users test skipping any and all ads
Spotify is letting its free users test skipping any and all ads By Maggie Tillman

It's only testing the new feature, and it's currently limited to Australia.... Read more

What is Spotify and how does it work?
What is Spotify and how does it work? By Adrian Willings

Read our guide to Spotify, what it is, how much it costs and how it works. All the details you need to know about the music streaming service.... Read more

Spotify Free will enable you to listen on demand – but there's a catch of course!
Spotify Free will enable you to listen on demand – but there's a catch of course! By Dan Grabham

A new version of Spotify Free will enable users to listen to tracks on demand but things are not quite that simple, of course. Spotify says that its free... Read more

Here's what we're expecting from Spotify's launch event today
Here's what we're expecting from Spotify's launch event today By Elyse Betters

Spotify is holding an event today at which it will talk about "what's next" with its mobile app and wider music streaming service. The event will take... Read more

Spotify will make a mystery 'news announcement' on 24 April
Spotify will make a mystery 'news announcement' on 24 April By Elyse Betters

Spotify is holding a press event later this month in New York City, and it's provided no clues as to what we can expect.The purple invite just asks the... Read more

What is Spotify Connect and how does it work?
What is Spotify Connect and how does it work? By Elyse Betters

Spotify is a popular music streaming services, available on both desktop and mobile, as well as any audio product in your home.You don't need to listen... Read more

Spotify voice control feature pops up amid smart speaker rumours
Spotify voice control feature pops up amid smart speaker rumours By Elyse Betters

Spotify is feeling out a new voice search feature.The feature, which lets you quickly access favourite artists, tracks, albums, and playlists, is appearing... Read more

Spotify disables hack that granted free access to Premium tier
Spotify disables hack that granted free access to Premium tier By Max Langridge

Spotify, the world's most popular music streaming service, has two tiers: a free, ad-supported tier and a Premium, £9.99/$9.99 per month tier. The latter... Read more

What is Spotify Spotlight and how does the new format work?
What is Spotify Spotlight and how does the new format work? By Elyse Betters

Spotify is trying to reinvent the podcast.It has launched a new multimedia format, dubbed Spotlight, which sounds an awful lot like visual podcasts. The... Read more

Spotify launches Your Time Capsule playlist of personalised throwback tunes
Spotify launches Your Time Capsule playlist of personalised throwback tunes By Max Langridge

Spotify is always coming up with ways to deliver recommended and curated music content to your ears and the latest is a rather excellent one. What is Spotify... Read more

Who will win Eurovision 2017? Spotify could know the answer and it's a surprise
Who will win Eurovision 2017? Spotify could know the answer and it's a surprise By Rik Henderson

The final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is being held in Kyiv, Ukraine tomorrow evening - from 8pm BST Saturday 13 May - and, after two thrilling... Read more

What are Spotify Codes and how to use them?
What are Spotify Codes and how to use them? By Max Langridge

Spotify has just introduced a new, innovative way to get users sharing music with friends and family. Called Spotify Codes, the new feature works by generating... Read more

Spotify wants to build a new device possibly like Snapchat Spectacles
Spotify wants to build a new device possibly like Snapchat Spectacles By Elyse Betters

Spotify isn't trying to hide the fact that it's getting into hardware.As spotted by Zatz Not Funny, a job listing posted to the company’s website has... Read more

Spotify Gaming gives you playlists to power your play
Spotify Gaming gives you playlists to power your play By Rik Henderson

Spotify has introduced a new section of its music streaming service dedicated to games.Now available as part of Spotify's "moods and genres", Gaming rounds... Read more

Get a free Chromecast by trying out Spotify Premium
Get a free Chromecast by trying out Spotify Premium By Luke Edwards

Spotify has just announced that it will be giving away Google Chromecast devices to users who sign up to its Spotify Premium subscription.According to... Read more

Spotify may release new albums to paying subscribers only
Spotify may release new albums to paying subscribers only By Luke Edwards

Currently Spotify artists must offer all their music as a bundle to paying subscribers. This may change as the company is reportedly testing out a way... Read more

What Spotify tracks did you listen to in 2015? Your Year in Music reveals all
What Spotify tracks did you listen to in 2015? Your Year in Music reveals all By Rik Henderson

As we approach the end of the year, social networks will invariably present plenty of statistics that give a good indication of trends and events that... Read more

And Spotify's Most Streamed Artist in 2015 is... the guy with the slick dance moves
And Spotify's Most Streamed Artist in 2015 is... the guy with the slick dance moves By Elyse Betters

We now know who music fans played the most in 2015, on Spotify at least.The music-streaming service has released its annual Year in Music list, divulging... Read more

Your old Chromecast now supports Spotify
Your old Chromecast now supports Spotify By Chris Hall

With the launch of the new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio came the news that Spotify was joining the list of compatible apps. It's a big name joining... Read more

No you're not going mad, the green has changed on the Spotify logo and here's why
No you're not going mad, the green has changed on the Spotify logo and here's why By Stuart Miles

At the start of the week Spotify updated its app with "minor improvements" but what it didn't say at the time was that it had changed the green on the... Read more

What's new with the next-generation Spotify?
What's new with the next-generation Spotify? By Elyse Betters

After months of rumours, Spotify has announced it is updating in a big way.With new rivals like Tidal offering music videos and exclusives, and even more... Read more

Next generation Spotify will use your phone's sensors to match songs to your running pace
Next generation Spotify will use your phone's sensors to match songs to your running pace By Rik Henderson

Spotify has revealed that it is to use the accelerometer in your phone to choose the pace of your music streaming to match your running.The new version... Read more

Spotify adds video to be your all-in-one news feed and radio player on the way to work
Spotify adds video to be your all-in-one news feed and radio player on the way to work By Rik Henderson

Spotify has announced it is changing its smartphone and tablet app platform completely to add video and automated playlist selection that's curated just... Read more

Spotify not ditching free ad-supported service, rumours are unfounded it says
Spotify not ditching free ad-supported service, rumours are unfounded it says By Rik Henderson

Rumours have been circulating online over the last day or so that Spotify will be ditching its free ad-supported option in favour of a three-month trial... Read more

Gramofon will connect your existing Hi-Fi kit for Spotify Connect, multiroom streaming, more
Gramofon will connect your existing Hi-Fi kit for Spotify Connect, multiroom streaming, more By Stuart Miles

A new box that will let you turn existing Hi-Fi kit into an internet connected solution for around £45, has gone on sale in the UK, bringing streaming... Read more

Is Spotify really thinking about becoming the next YouTube?
Is Spotify really thinking about becoming the next YouTube? By Elyse Betters

It looks like you might be able to use Spotify for your daily dose of cat videos, starting later this month.A new report has claimed Spotify is getting... Read more

Adidas and Spotify team up to match your music to your running
Adidas and Spotify team up to match your music to your running By Elyse Betters

Adidas and Spotify have made music app just for runners. It's called Adidas Go.The whole idea is that the app will use the iPhone’s accelerometer to... Read more

Tidal teams up with Soundiiz to let you transfer playlists from Spotify and more
Tidal teams up with Soundiiz to let you transfer playlists from Spotify and more By Elyse Betters

Tidal, the new streaming service owned by Jay Z and his famous pals, has partnered with another company in order to make it super easy for you to ditch... Read more

Taylor Swift snubs Spotify again by adding her albums to Jay Z's Tidal service
Taylor Swift snubs Spotify again by adding her albums to Jay Z's Tidal service By Elyse Betters

OMG. Taylor Swift is now on Tidal.Swift made headlines last year when she spoke out against Spotify's free tier and pulled her entire music catalogue from... Read more

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