Spotify is testing a social discovery feature called ‘Tastebuds.’ The new feature will recommend songs to you based on what your friends are listening to. This feature is especially useful if your friend and you have the same taste in music. The feature was discovered by Jane Manchun Wong on the Spotify web.
Last year, Spotify rolled out a marketing campaign in which it gave its new premium customers a Google Home Mini for free. The campaign was a massive success for Spotify as it gained almost 7 million subscribers in just six weeks. Not surprisingly then, the music streaming service is bringing back a similar campaign for this year’s holiday season.
Spotify today announced its quarterly earnings for Q3 2020 in which it managed to turn a profit of $60 million. More importantly, the company says that it is adding roughly twice as many subscribers as Apple Music.
Spotify Premium subscribers now have yet another reason to smile. The streaming giant has announced a free Google Home Mini for its premium subscribers till November 15th or till stocks last. It is worth noting that Spotify is offering a previous-gen Google Home Mini speaker.
In the recent past, Spotify has been bolstering its podcast offering. Apple followed suit and recently announced that it will fund Podcast originals. Now Spotify has announced a new feature that will allow you to add podcasts to music playlists. In other words, you will be able to mix podcasts and music in Spotify playlist.
Spotify is currently beta testing a version of its iOS app with Siri integration. The app is taking advantage of the new APIs that Apple has introduced in iOS 13 that allows media apps to integrate with Siri.
Starting today Spotify will let you add a 15-second clip of your favorite song to Facebook Stories. Meanwhile, users who click on the preview will be redirected to Spotify site wherein they can listen to the entire song. Spotify terms it as “a more powerful way to connect with fans.” The previews are generated with the help of Spotify’s Web API.
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.