Spotify has stepped up its efforts to create its own hardware products following the release of smart speakers from Google, Amazon, and Apple. Spotify relies on hardware products from other OEMs which might just prove to be detrimental to its growth in the future.
The HomePod serves as the middleman between two of the largest streaming music platforms in this write-up.
Apple Music has made giant leaps in the music streaming business since it was launched nearly three years ago. This meant that existing streaming services like Spotify had much to worry about. Up until now, however, Spotify was comfortable with its user base and Apple Music posed no real threat to the company. However, that could change this year in the U.S. as per a new report.
Spotify continues to look for ways to add new features to its stable, so that it can keep its millions of subscribers, but also hopefully keep drawing in new customers, too.
Spotify has big plans to move forward with a public offering this year, a highly anticipated goal for the company. But it will be doing so without its longstanding Chief Content Officer.
Subscribers is the goal when it comes to any subscription service, and Spotify continues to rake in the monthly customers.
Spotify has a huge library of music at its disposal, but it looks like one music publisher isn’t too happy with the streaming platform.
Apple has its policies in place, and other companies may not be a fan of them. Some have raised concerns, while others simply try to work it out and “deal with it.”
If you’re a Spotify subscriber, or plan on signing up, the streaming music service has just announced a new holiday deal that might be worth considering.
Back at the beginning of the month, it was reported that Taylor Swift’s newest album, entitled “Reputation,” would not be launching on Apple Music or Spotify in tandem with the physical media (and exclusive digital download) launch.