Because of the platform advantage, Apple Music works better on the iPhone and iPad. But like me, you might still prefer Spotify’s app design and playlist curation. So you end up using two services for two different purposes. But what happens if you want to open a Spotify song or album in Apple Music without the manual search. Thankfully there’s a shortcut for that. Here’s how you can open Spotify link directly in Apple Music using Shortcuts.
Spotify is Testing an In-Car Device Called ‘Car Thing’ to Discover How People Listen to Music and Podcasts
People spend a lot of time in vehicles. As such, we tend to listen to a lot of music (and podcasts). Spotify wants to learn what it can about our time behind the wheel and what we listen to at the same time. As such, the company is testing an in-car device to do just that.
The race to 100 million paid subscribers was won by Spotify not too long ago. And while Apple Music is reportedly leading the charge in the U.S., the last reported total was 50 million paid subs for Apple’s service. But what about Google, which, technically, has two different streaming music services?
In March, Spotify went all out against Apple with its Time to Play fair campaign. In a detailed writeup and website, Spotify highlighted how Apple used its dominant position in the App Store to promote Apple Music over the competition. The move seems to have paid off as the EU has launched a formal antitrust investigation against Apple.
Advertisements can be annoying, and typically are. However, some companies out there are trying new ways to reduce that annoyance. Whether or not Spotify’s new interactive ads, which users can use their voice to interact with, falls in that category remains to be seen.
Spotify today announced that it now has over 100 million paid Spotify Premium subscribers. This makes Spotify the first music streaming service to reach this mark.
The Copyright Royalty Board’s 2018 decision to raise the rate paid to songwriters over the next handful of years has led some streaming platforms to balk at the idea. That includes Spotify, which may actually be helping Apple Music net even more monthly subscribers.
Spotify has been the leader in the streaming music battle for quite some time. And, internationally, the company retains that lead. But in the United States, a new report says that Apple Music, Apple’s feisty contender, has actually surpassed Spotify’s paid subscriber count.
Spotify is testing a new “Premium Duo” subscription plan in which it is offering two Spotify Premium membership at a discounted price of €12.49/month. That’s down from the usual price of €9.99 each subscriber has to pay on a monthly basis.
Apple Music enjoys the advantage of being the default music streaming service. It integrates directly with iOS and Siri. But for many users, Apple Music is second-rate. Unable to match the superior design, interface, and recommendations of the Spotify app. If you’re curious about Spotify or if you want to switch over to it, here are a couple of Spotify tips and tricks for iPhone to get you started.