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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 and how does it work? Called Time Capsule, the personalised playlist picks out around 60 tracks... 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 semi-finals shown on the BBC and around Europe in the past week, we now know the 26 finalists who will... 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 a unique code of a track, album or playlist you want to share. Someone else can then scan that... 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 revealed Spotify wants to build “a category defining product akin to Pebble Watch, Amazon Echo, and... Read more

What is Spotify and how does it work?

What is Spotify and how does it work?

By Adrian Willings

Spotify is a digital music streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs, podcasts and videos from artists all over the world.Spotify is immediately appealing because you can access content for free by simply signing up using an email address... Read more

Spotify could be looking to buy SoundCloud

Spotify could be looking to buy SoundCloud

By Max Langridge

Swedish music streaming service giant Spotify is in “advanced talks” to take over SoundCloud according to the Financial Times, although neither company has commented on the rumours.While the price Spotify could pay for the service hasn’t been disclosed,... 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 up official games soundtracks and related playlists, including many that have been curated around... Read more

Spotify's Family Plan is much cheaper now: Here's what you need to know

Spotify's Family Plan is much cheaper now: Here's what you need to know

By Elyse Betters

Spotify has upgraded its family plan pricing in order to match not only Apple Music but also Google Play Music.The music-streaming service now charges $14.99 a month for up to six Premium accounts per family. Apple Music's family plan similarly costs... 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 the music streaming company, Spotify on Chromecast was one of the most requested features by users.... 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 for artists to withhold songs from everyone.This reported move comes from a source of The Wall Street... 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 have transpired over the previous 12 months. This is often on a global level but also for individuals... 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 which artists and songs were popular on Spotify around the globe during the year. And, according... 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 the casting revolution, making it really easy to cast music from your phone to your TV. It was one... 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 logo, used for some time, to a different green, sparking outrage and hysteria on Twitter and Facebook."I... 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 competition likely on the way from Apple, Spotify probably felt it had no choice to find new and... 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 of the Spotify app, which is being rolled out for iPhone now, will find tracks that have the same... 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 for you. However, the radio functionality won't just look at your music tastes, it will play songs... Read more

Starbucks to let coffee drinkers craft in-store Spotify playlists, coming soon to US and UK

Starbucks to let coffee drinkers craft in-store Spotify playlists, coming soon to US and UK

By Elyse Betters

Spotify has announced a new partnership that'll soon make its streaming service a go-to for coffee lovers around the world.The company has entered into a multi-year agreement with Starbucks, and as part of that deal, 7,000 Starbucks-operated stores in... 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 to get people to sign up the the premium service. However, Pocket-lint has been informed that they... 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 music services to thousands of new homes.Called Gramofon, the black box plugs into your existing... 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 ready to launch a video service that would make it directly compete with YouTube, and in a move that... 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 match music in Spotify's catalogue to a runner's workout: "Adidas Go calculates the user’s stride... 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 Spotify.Tidal's new partnership is with Soundiiz, a service that lets you transfer playlists from Spotify,... 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 the streaming service, but apparently, that doesn't mean she's against people streaming her tunes... Read more

Spotify apps are dead, but more live on integrated into the new desktop

Spotify apps are dead, but more live on integrated into the new desktop

By Luke Edwards

Spotify has announced new app integration in its desktop platform that signifies the end of third-party apps on Spotify once and for all.Spotify announced back in March 2014 that it would no longer be updating its apps. Most have still been accessible... Read more

Blur to release first new album in 12 years, Spotify gets first single: Listen to it here

Blur to release first new album in 12 years, Spotify gets first single: Listen to it here

By Rik Henderson

The British group Blur has announced its first studio album in 12 years, which will be available in all formats and to stream from 27 April. And to celebrate the announcement, the first single "Go Out" is now available to listen to on Spotify.You can... Read more

Spotify move over, YouTube Music Key will give you offline music vids soon

Spotify move over, YouTube Music Key will give you offline music vids soon

By Luke Edwards

YouTube is preparing to launch its paid monthly subscription music service in a few months.YouTube Music Key, as it's called, was announced as imminent by Robert Kyncl, head of content and business operations, at the Code/Media conference.The service... Read more

One Direction take over Spotify, you can get them to add your songs to their playlist

One Direction take over Spotify, you can get them to add your songs to their playlist

By Rik Henderson

Teen pop sensations One Direction are taking over Spotify for two days this weekend, starting 2pm GMT Friday 6 February. They will be in control of the Teen Party playlist, which already has almost one million followers, and fans can request songs they... Read more

Jay-Z bids to take on Spotify at its own game

Jay-Z bids to take on Spotify at its own game

By Luke Edwards

Jay-Z appears to be moving into the music streaming game with Spotify in his sights. The rapper placed a 464 million Krona bid, which is about £37 million, for high quality Norwegian streaming service Tidal.To be exact a company directly owner by Jay-Z's... Read more

What is Spotify Touch Preview and will it work on my iPhone or Android phone?

What is Spotify Touch Preview and will it work on my iPhone or Android phone?

By Rik Henderson

Spotify has introduced a new feature that should make using its smartphone and tablet applications easier and certainly speed up your music choice process.Spotify Touch Preview is an interesting addition that is easy to use and helps music selection greatly.... Read more

11 Spotify tips and tricks you’ll wish you were already using

11 Spotify tips and tricks you’ll wish you were already using

By Luke Edwards

Spotify may have been around since 2006 but that doesn't mean everyone knows just how much it has to offer.There's a lot more to Spotify than simply finding and playing music. From curating shared playlists to importing stored music you'll be amazed how... Read more

What is Spotify Connect, and why does it matter?

What is Spotify Connect, and why does it matter?

By Elyse Betters

Spotify has a tonne of features, though some of the fancier ones, such as Spotify Connect, are limited to users who pay up.Spotify Connect is a relatively new feature (or rather a new button in the Spotify app) that enables you to play tunes from Spotify's... Read more

Spotify won't support Google Cast, prefers to further develop Spotify Connect

Spotify won't support Google Cast, prefers to further develop Spotify Connect

By Rik Henderson

Contrary to reports, including an official statement from Sony, Spotify will not be supporting Google Cast for playback on home speakers.Instead, it will be sticking with its own Spotify Connect system, which streams music to compatible speaker solutions,... Read more

Spotify free vs Spotify premium: What's the difference?

Spotify free vs Spotify premium: What's the difference?

By Elyse Betters

Spotify has made some big changes to its platform in recent years, revamping the way its desktop and mobile applications work in order to attract more users.There have long been three tiers of Spotify listening: Free, Unlimited (£4.99 per month), and... Read more

One Direction joins exclusive list of Spotify streaming billionaires, who needs Taylor Swift?

One Direction joins exclusive list of Spotify streaming billionaires, who needs Taylor Swift?

By Rik Henderson

Spotify has revealed that One Direction has passed the one billion mark for the amount of times one of their tracks have been streamed. They reached that milestone a week after new album Four was released and are only the second British band to have achieved... Read more

Taylor Swift only got $2 million from Spotify last year, record label denies claims it would make $6 million in 2015

Taylor Swift only got $2 million from Spotify last year, record label denies claims it would make $6 million in 2015

By Rik Henderson

In defence of Spotify's position in the erupting artist royalties row CEO Daniel Ek claimed that Taylor Swift, the most vocal opponent of the music streaming service, could stand to make $6 million (£3.81 million) next year if she decided to leave her... Read more

Spotify has paid $2 billion in royalties, claims Spotify CEO in response to Taylor Swift

Spotify has paid $2 billion in royalties, claims Spotify CEO in response to Taylor Swift

By Elyse Betters

Daniel Ek wants you to take Taylor Swift's opinions on Spotify with a grain of salt.The founder and CEO of Spotify has published a lengthy blog post, in an attempt to argue against the image that artists such as Swift are painting of Spotify. Swift is... Read more

The Spotify debate: Here are the celebs who either love it or hate it

The Spotify debate: Here are the celebs who either love it or hate it

By Elyse Betters

In case you haven't heard: Taylor Swift doesn't like Spotify.She's just the latest artist to not only speak out against music-streaming services but also withhold an album release and remove an entire back catalogue of music from Spotify.There have been... Read more

Music sounds better with... Spotify's Mark Williamson

Music sounds better with... Spotify's Mark Williamson

By Rik Henderson

Pocket-lint's music discovery interview series, in collaboration with Cambridge Audio, has featured an athlete, a musician and members of an audio manufacturer so far, but this week we turn to somebody integral to the changing nature of music delivery;... Read more

Spotify Family gives up to four people access to a Spotify Premium account for a discounted fee

Spotify Family gives up to four people access to a Spotify Premium account for a discounted fee

By Rik Henderson

Spotify is soon to launch a new package for its music streaming service that gives all family members access to a full, personalised Spotify Premium account each for one flat, discounted fee.Spotify Family enables users to have up to four people on the... Read more

Can DJing be any simpler? Pioneer DDJ-WeGO3 hooks up to your iPad or iPhone and mixes from Spotify

Can DJing be any simpler? Pioneer DDJ-WeGO3 hooks up to your iPad or iPhone and mixes from Spotify

By Rik Henderson

Pioneer has announced a tactile DJ console that uses an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch as the music source and, because of support for Algoriddim's djay 2 application, can also spin tunes directly through Spotify - you don't even need to own the tracks themselves.The... Read more

Spotify is now free on Windows Phone

Spotify is now free on Windows Phone

By Luke Edwards

Spotify has announced that its mobile app is now available as a free service Windows Phones.The Spotify app works both as a free streaming music player and still as a premium paid service for selecting certain songs and artists.Nokia Mix Radio offered... Read more

How to help your favourite song top the charts, listen to it more on Spotify

How to help your favourite song top the charts, listen to it more on Spotify

By Rik Henderson

As hinted in February, the UK singles chart will take into account streaming services from July.Songs popular on Spotify, Deezer, Napster and other subscription services will be part of the overall chart position, as determined by the Official Charts... Read more

Spotify urges Android users to upgrade app after security breach

Spotify urges Android users to upgrade app after security breach

By Rik Henderson

A security breach at Spotify has prompted the music streaming company to warn its Android app users. It will be gradually informing them to upgrade to a new version of the application after a hacker managed to access data.The unauthorised access was... Read more

Djay for iPhone and iPad now accesses Spotify, mix with over 20 million tracks

Djay for iPhone and iPad now accesses Spotify, mix with over 20 million tracks

By Rik Henderson

Algoriddim, the developer and publisher of one of the most successful DJ applications for iOS, has announced a partnership with Spotify which means that users of Djay 2 can now mix any tunes on the streaming service, as long as they are an existing subscriber.The... Read more

Spotify has 10 million paying subscribers, 40 million active monthly users

Spotify has 10 million paying subscribers, 40 million active monthly users

By Chris Hall

Spotify has confirmed that it has 10 million paying subscribers globally and that there are now 40 million active monthly users for the music streaming platform.Spotify, launched in 2008, has become the name to beat when it comes to music streaming, offering... Read more

Spotify desktop update arrives all in black, has yours updated yet?

Spotify desktop update arrives all in black, has yours updated yet?

By Luke Edwards

Six days ago Spotify announced its first major overhaul in years. The rollout to desktops has taken a while with ours only just arriving today.The new layout has gone to the dark side adopting a black background along with more cleanly defined icons and... Read more

Spotify embraces the dark side with new cross-platform design, adds Your Music too

Spotify embraces the dark side with new cross-platform design, adds Your Music too

By Rik Henderson

Spotify has undergone its first major redesign in many a year. The new interface, which launches for iPhone, desktop and web today and will be rolled out to all other platforms soon, adopts a black background and dark theme, counteracting the flat and... Read more

Readly now available, the Spotify for magazines that includes all-you-can-eat NME, What Hi-Fi and more

Readly now available, the Spotify for magazines that includes all-you-can-eat NME, What Hi-Fi and more

By Rik Henderson

Readly has launched with a healthy collection of magazines to download and peruse from today. The service could be called the Spotify or Netflix for magazines as it charges a flat monthly fee of £9.99 to access and read more than 100 UK magazines from... Read more

Students: How to cut your Spotify payment in half

Students: How to cut your Spotify payment in half

By Jake Smith

Music streaming giant Spotify is hoping to attract students with a new price cut on Tuesday. Its Premium service - the top tier with no advertisements and unlimited music - is now priced at $4.99 per month for college students in the US, a cut in half... Read more