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Entries in Spotify (91)

Friday
Sep142018

Spotify raises download limit to 10,000 songs per device

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If you listen to Spotify everywhere, have multiple devices (say, five), you can get up to 50,000 tracks saved for offline listening. That’s a lot of music and as Spotify tells NME it is “more akin to what it was in the age of owning music and not just leasing it.” Now, instead of the 3,333 download limit for three devices, Spotify raised this limit to 10,000 for five devices. Unfortunately, the number of tracks you can save in your library is still stuck at 10,000 tracks. Here’s to hoping Spotify listens to its users once again and raises this limit, too.

Wednesday
Aug292018

Spotify starts testing Friends Weekly playlist on Android

Android users, do you want to learn more about what your friends are listening to on Spotify? Looks like the music streaming service is bringing its Friends Weekly playlist to you. XDA Developers reports that Spotify is testing the feature on Android. This curated playlist shows you a sample of what your friends have recently and it supposedly boosts the social aspect of the app by letting you also see what songs your friends are interested in as well as react to these choices with emojis. The interface looks similar to what you see on Instagram Story. The feature will also let you click on a friends’ name and start listening to what they’re currently listening to, which is something you can do on the desktop client but it hasn’t come to mobile yet (at least on Android). If you want to try this out, XDA has two methods you can try out.

Saturday
Aug112018

Spotify tests out skippable ads for free users

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In a move that might dissuade people from going Premium, Spotify is trying out a new feature in Australia that will let free users skip both audio and video ads as many times as they like. The music streaming service told AdAge that they think this move will result in better targeted ads. Spotify reasons that people will likely just skip ads they don’t care about and by doing so, will give them feedback on what ads to send their way. Danielle Lee, global head of partner solutions at Spotify, likens this to the Discover Weekly playlist but for ads and Spotify says advertisers will not pay for skipped ads. The feature is currently being tested now but the company has plans to launch it globally. We’re not sure how this would bode well though for Premium users who specifically pay so that they can avoid ads.

Thursday
Aug092018

Samsung and Spotify team up for long-term partnership

During the Samsung Unpacked event, Samsung also revealed it’s entering a long-term partnership with Spotify. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek describes this partnership as something that will include all Samsung devices, ranging from phones to TVs, to speakers. The app will now be part of the setup experience of Samsung devices and will get deeper integration through the current Spotify Connect feature. On top of that, Spotify and Samsung accounts will eventually be linked for smart home integration via the SmartThings app. The streaming music service will also be the default music option for Bixby, among other possible new features coming in the future.

Ek said in a press release, “For example - when you buy a new Samsung phone and use the SmartThings app to set up your Samsung Smart TV or Galaxy Home, you will be prompted to link your Spotify account. So right from the beginning, you’ll have that collaboration. It only takes a few simple steps. Additionally, we're also making it easier to move playback to various hardware devices with Spotify Connect. When a user enters WiFi while listening to music on mobile with the Spotify app, they’ll be able to move playback from the mobile lock screen, instead of having to go back in the Spotify app.”