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Topic: Spotify

Like Apple Music, Spotify now offers a three month premium trial

08/22/2019, 08:08 am

Spotify has extended the free-trial period it offers for Spotify Premium from one month to three, the default length of Apple's free trial for Apple Music.

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How to transfer playlists from Spotify to Apple Music

08/18/2019, 04:08 pm

So you've decided to move from from one streaming service to another but you don't want to leave behind years of painstakingly curated playlists and collections of songs, albums, and artists. We've got the perfect solution -- here's how to take all your playlists with you.

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Spotify may gain Siri voice commands soon, despite antitrust battle

08/13/2019, 02:08 pm

Spotify subscribers may soon be able to play their music via Siri voice commands, thanks to a set of tools released by Apple in June.

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AT&T adds free Spotify Premium option to Unlimited &More plans

08/05/2019, 11:08 am

AT&T is increasing the media options it is providing subscribers of its Unlimited &More plans from Tuesday, with customers able to use Spotify Premium at no extra charge, a move that follows shortly after Verizon's similar Apple Music offer was introduced.

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Spotify grows to 108M paid subscribers, 232M in total

07/31/2019, 08:07 am

Further raising the bar for Apple Music, Spotify on Wednesday announced that its paid Premium subscribers climbed 30% year-over-year in the June quarter to 108 million, while total listenership -- including its free ad-based tier -- rose 29% to 232 million.

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Streaming holdout Tool coming to Apple Music, others on Aug. 2

07/30/2019, 10:07 am

Progressive metal band Tool has announced that the band's discography will appear on Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and other streaming services starting Friday, Aug. 2.

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Jimmy Iovine spent excessively as Apple Music head, current service growth slowing, report claims

07/25/2019, 04:07 pm

A profile of Apple Music chief Oliver Schusser includes claims that his predecessor, Jimmy Iovine, spent "excessive amounts of money," and adds that while the service is still growing faster than Spotify, that pace has slowed.

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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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