Spotify has started rolling out an update for its iPhone app that adds home screen widgets for iOS 14. The addition of home screen widgets has been one of the most anticipated and welcomed changes by iPhone users. Many developers were quick to roll out an update for their app to add home screen widgets support for it on the day iOS 14 was released. Nearly a month after iOS 14’s public release, Spotify has also updated its app with iOS 14 home screen widgets.
At today’s event, Apple announced the Apple One subscription bundle. The subscription bundle is offered in three tiers and you can save money by subscribing at a combined monthly price. The Apple One announcement has ruffled some feathers.
Spotify is currently experiencing an outage that is affecting music playback. Due to the outage, the service stops playing music after a few seconds and throws the “can’t play the current song” error. The issue first started occurring around 8AM ET.
Spotify is making a lot of improvements to its music streaming apps and adding more podcasts to its library. Today, the company has removed a limitation that has irritated a few users who wanted to have a vast music collection in their libraries.
Businesses are finding it difficult to stay afloat during the pandemic. Tech businesses might have found new users in people who have been locked down. However, the competition is fiercer than ever. Spotify is now offering free three months of subscription for new users provided they sign-up by June 30th. The offer is available for all the plans including individual, family, and student.
Today, Spotify is giving its users a feature they’ve wanted for so long: group listening. The music streaming giant is calling it Group Sessions. It will allow users in a group to control music playback and add tracks to the queue. However, the feature is only available in beta as of now.
As per research firm Counterpoint Research, the online music streaming service market grew by a record 23% YoY in 2019 and reached a total of 368 million subscribers. The growth was driven by podcasts and original content which attracted consumers and turned them into subscribers. Price cuts and other promotional offers from major streaming services also helped drive growth.
Last year Spotify launched the Spotify Kids app that offered kid-friendly content. Spotify Kids app is available for Spotify Family Subscribers. Now the kid-friendly music streaming app is extended to the U.S., Canada, and France.
Spotify is rolling out a redesigned home screen for its mobile app that will make content discovery easier and also allow you to quickly access your favorite content.