Apple has been heavily criticized for its App Store policies. App makers and developers have rallied against Apple to enforce changes to certain App Store practices. Spotify has openly revolted against Apple and was the founding member of the Coalition for App Fairness. Now Apple has announced a few changes that will let users sign-up and manage subscriptions in a much better way. Spotify Cheif Legal offier seems unimpressed by the move.
Spotify started testing a premium podcast service back in April this year. In the meantime, Apple announced a Premium Podcast service wherein creators could directly charge users for the subscription. Now Spotify is opening up access to Podcast subscriptions for all US creators. With the help of Spotify’s anchor tool, creators will mark select content as subscribers-only.
Spotify’s iPhone App Won’t Support AirPlay 2 for ‘Foreseeable Future’ [Update: Feature Under Development]
Apple introduced AirPlay 2 back in 2018 with iOS 11.4. The technology introduced multi-room and stereo speaker music playing and improved playback controls on iOS. However, Spotify is yet to add support for AirPlay 2. Today, the company has confirmed that Spotify for iPhone will not support AirPlay 2 for the “foreseeable future.”
Spotify is arguably the most popular music streaming platform. Currently, it offers two tiers, free and subscription. Spotify is reportedly testing a new subscription tier called “Spotify Plus.” It is expected to be a blend of free and premium tiers. Spotify Plus offers unlimited skips and on-demand listening for just $0.99 a month.
Having a hard time keeping track of the new music releases? Well, Spotify’s here to help.
Spotify announced the plan of its own Clubhouse-like social audio feed service back in March. Following the announcement, Spotify today introduced a separate app, called Greenroom. Greenroom marks Spotify’s official entry into the social media market.
In the past, Spotify has introduced several features that are based on your preferences and listening habits. Spotify has launched yet another experience feature called “Only You.” The new feature will reveal insights on how you listen and tells how your taste in music is different from others.
Spotify has updated its Apple Watch app with offline playback support. This was among the most requested feature from Spotify users, and the company has taken its own sweet time implementing it.
After nearly three years of its first appearance, Spotify’s lossless HiFi audio streaming service has again been spotted in the Spotify app for iPhone. The new HiFi audio menu has been accessed by Spotify Premium users, thanks to a glitch in the Spotify app.
Spotify has announced new social sharing features for the iOS app. The music streaming app now lets you share timestamped podcasts, new video-art showcases, and a revamped sharing menu. All the features will help you share on Instagram, Twitter, and more.