Spotify is the leader when it comes to the streaming music services, but that doesn’t mean Apple Music isn’t trying to give the service a run for its money.
At its media event in New York, Spotify today announced a new mobile app which provides more benefits to free subscribers. The app will now provide free listeners with access to 15 of Spotify’s most popular playlists including Discover Weekly for on-demand playback with unlimited skips.
Back in September, Spotify and Hulu officially announced a packaged deal that provided students both streaming services for only $4.99 per month.
A Bloomberg report details that Spotify is working on a new version of its free music streaming service. As per sources, the company is tweaking its existing free streaming service to make it easier to use for customers on mobile phones.
Using our voice to get things done is the focus for a lot of companies, with digital personal assistants reigning supreme (or not so much, in some cases).
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.