Up until now, Apple was the only company to offer a three-month trial period of its music streaming service, Apple Music. Spotify has long offered a one-month trial of its premium plan. Starting from today though, the company is now going to offer a three-month free trial to its new subscribers.
Spotify is finally adding the much needed parental control. Initially, the new feature will only be available in Ireland. Spotify says it will roll out the feature to the other markets by the end of the year. Spotify Premium Family will allow parents to control the Explicit Content Filter settings on all of the accounts.
It is no secret that Spotify and Apple are arch-rivals. Recently, Spotify accused Apple of taking a big cut out of subscription fee on the App Store. Now it seems like both the companies are ready to bury the hatchet. According to reports Apple and Spotify are in talks to allow the latter to control music playback using SIRI.
Spotify for iOS has finally decided to take advantage of iPad Multitasking feature that was released years ago. The latest version of Spotify for iOS supports Split View and Slide Over for iPad.
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.