Way back in February last year, Spotify announced its HiFi tier in a bid to offer lossless music streaming. It promised to deliver music in a CD-quality, lossless audio format. Nearly a year later, Spotify HiFi is nowhere to be seen. Now, the music streaming platform has provided an update on its roll out, but don’t get your hopes up.
With less than 30 days for 2021 to end, Spotify’s year-end roundup of the top music, genres, artists, and more that you have listened to throughout the year is now available. To view your Spotify Wrapped 2021 playlist, just follow the steps in this guide.
The holiday season is here, and Spotify is encouraging users to subscribe to Spotify Premium. It also revealed a way to get three months of Premium for free. Read on to know the prerequisites.
Following TikTok, several big tech companies have jumped on the short-form video platform bandwagon. Instagram offers Reels, YouTube offers YouTube Shorts, and even Netflix and Snap have their variations of short-form video content. Now, Spotify is gearing up to enter the fray.
Spotify has stopped shuffling albums by default after Adele’s request to remove the offending ‘shuffle’ button off all album pages. Now you will be able to play the songs in order when you hit the “play” button.
Last week Apple released iOS 15 for all users. Now users are complaining of abnormal battery drain while using Spotify on iOS 15. The affected users have highlighted battery drain issues on multiple online platforms. Spotify has acknowledged the issue on iOS 14.8 and iOS 15 and is promising a fix.
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.