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Topic: Spotify

Amazon now fastest-growing music service, outpacing Apple & Spotify

07/11/2019, 07:07 am

Driven by inexpensive Alexa products, Amazon is adding customers at a faster rate than either Spotify or Apple Music -- but still has a long way to go to catch up.

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Spotify's Stations radio app adds support for Apple CarPlay

07/02/2019, 08:07 am

Spotify has updated Stations, its Pandora-like spinoff app, with support for Apple CarPlay on compatible vehicles and head units.

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Streaming services like Apple Music fueling rise of indies, industry groups say

07/01/2019, 10:07 am

Even if their artists have to work hard just to make a living, independent record labels are doing better in 2019 thanks to streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, and Pandora, which are encouraging people to try music beyond mainstream tastes, reports say.

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Apple strikes back at Spotify's claims of unfair treatment in the App Store

06/24/2019, 11:06 am

Data supplied by Apple says that only 680,000 of Spotify's users are paying 15% of the subscription fee to Apple -- and none are paying the 30% that the music streamer claims.

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EU antitrust agency waiting on Apple's response to Spotify's complaints

06/03/2019, 10:06 am

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager has asked Apple some questions, and is waiting to hear back before a decision is made about the investigation of Spotify's antitrust complaints in the EU.

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Fifth-gen ecobee thermostat with HomeKit promises better Wi-Fi, added Alexa & Spotify features

05/29/2019, 06:05 pm

ecobee's fifth-generation thermostat, compatible with Apple HomeKit, should be mostly an evolutionary device but include important upgrades in wireless, Spotify, and Amazon Alexa connectivity, according to a product leak.

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Spotify begins testing 'Car Thing' voice assistant accessory

05/17/2019, 04:05 pm

In the next few weeks Spotify will begin a U.S. test of its first hardware, an auto accessory offering hands-free music control.

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Musician Jimmy Destri about iTunes, Spotify, Facebook, and Steve Jobs, on the AppleInsider Podcast

05/10/2019, 09:05 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William is off, and Jimmy Destri of the band Blondie joins Victor to talk about iTunes, Facebook's responsibility, Apple News, Apple Car, and Steve Jobs stories.

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EU to investigate Apple following Spotify anti-competition complaint

05/05/2019, 11:05 pm

The European Union's antitrust body is set to launch a formal investigation into Apple on claims that the tech giant's App Store policies hinder competitors of its Apple Music service.

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Spotify breaks 100 million paid subscribers, holding lead over Apple Music

04/29/2019, 09:04 am

Spotify on Monday revealed that it has topped 100 million paid subscribers worldwide, putting it twice as far ahead as Apple Music, albeit with a years-long headstart.

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Beyonce's 'Lemonade' album hits Apple Music, moves out of Tidal exclusivity

04/23/2019, 09:04 am

Long a Tidal exclusive, Beyonce's popular "Lemonade" album is now finally available on Apple Music as well as other streaming services like Spotify.

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Apple Music eclipses Spotify in paid US subscribers

04/05/2019, 11:04 am

After a false start six months ago, Apple Music has truly surpassed Spotify in terms of paid U.S. subscribers -- if with a long way to go globally.

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Apple Music subscription reduced in India in response to Spotify and YouTube Music launches

04/05/2019, 08:04 am

Apple has cut the cost of its Apple Music subscription in India, making the streaming service cheaper than the recently-launched rivals Spotify and YouTube Music to potential cash-strapped customers in the emerging market.

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Streaming services like Apple Music poised to control music revenue in 2019

04/02/2019, 11:04 am

Streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music accounted for 47 percent of all recorded music revenue in 2018, making it likely they'll cross the 50 percent mark this year, according to official industry data.

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Spotify says Apple a 'monopolist' in escalating war of words

03/16/2019, 01:03 pm

Spotify described Apple as a "monopolist" late Friday, dissecting the latter's reaction to a competition complaint Spotify submitted to the European Commission.

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Spotify's App Store complaint, Apple's India approach, and analysts try predicting the future on the AppleInsider podcast

03/15/2019, 08:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Spotify wants to change the App Store rules for everybody. Victor and William break the saga down, and then examine just what Spotify is really trying to achieve.

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Apple says Spotify 'wants all the benefits of a free app without being free'

03/15/2019, 03:03 am

Apple late Thursday issued a statement responding to, and refuting, anti-competition claims leveled by Spotify this week, a rare move for the tech giant who typically refuses to publicly engage competitors lobbing legal accusations.

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Apple's control over the App Store now 'completely unsustainable,' says Spotify CEO

03/14/2019, 12:03 pm

Spotify founder Daniel Ek once more criticized App Store policies on Thursday at the International Conference on Competition in Berlin, arguing that Apple has stacked the deck in its favor unfairly.

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Spotify's call for different App Store treatment could help push Apple's revenue cut down

03/14/2019, 11:03 am

Actions by Spotify and regulatory bodies could put "more pressure" on the App Store, potentially even leading to Apple lowering its revenue take, Macquarie Research said on Thursday.

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Editorial: After disrupting iTunes, Spotify demands a free ride from Apple's App Store

03/14/2019, 10:03 am

Music streaming service Spotify has elevated its disputes with Apple into a full blown anti-trust complaint filed with the European Commission. But Spotify's public case, as detailed on its website, is misleading and covers up the basic reality that Spotify wants to do business at Apple's expense without paying for it.

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