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Spotify for iOS updates with overhauled interface

Spotify for iOS updates with overhauled interface

You may remember when Spotify for Android received a big overhaul during the summer last year. This time around, iOS is getting the same treatment. At first glance, it may look like the app didn't see a huge UI improvement, but a few new features were added that make all the difference when it comes to navigating around the music-streaming app.

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Ford SYNC teams up with Spotify for in-car entertainment

Ford SYNC teams up with Spotify for in-car entertainment

This afternoon the folks from Ford and the SYNC team have just announced that the largest and most successful music streaming service will finally be hitting the roads with us. Here in Barcelona, Spain for Mobile World Congress both Ford and Spotify have confirmed their collaboration to bring Spotify's over 20 million songs to the Ford SYNC AppLink.

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Spotify reportedly aiming at free access for mobile users

Spotify reportedly aiming at free access for mobile users

Spotify, the ever-popular music streaming service, is apparently in talks with major music labels to negotiate reductions in royalty fees in order to offer free access to the service's mobile offerings. Currently, users have to pay $9.99 per month in order to access Spotify on their smartphones or tablets.

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Rhapsody optimizes its app for Windows Phone 8

Rhapsody optimizes its app for Windows Phone 8

Rhapsody has just lauched an updated version of its mobile app, version 3.0, that's optimized for Windows Phone 8. It is most likely competing with the likes of Spotify, who released a Windows Phone 8 app of its own a little over week ago. The updated app looks very sleek, but aesthetics isn't the only thing it has improved on. It comes with a variety of new features that also improves your music listening experience as a whole.


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Spotify launches on Windows Phone 8

Spotify launches on Windows Phone 8

While us iOS and Android users have been enjoying Spotify for quite a while now, the app just now hit the Windows Phone 8 store. While it's launching in beta mode, the app is available for everyone, just don't expect a completely smooth and snappy music app right off the bat, since the dev team is still working on it.

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Spotify pens special subscription deal with Orange, offers unlimited music

Spotify pens special subscription deal with Orange, offers unlimited music

Spotify has penned a deal with Orange to offer unlimited music via the carrier's Orange Young plan. Under the deal, Orange Young subscribers will have access to unlimited Spotify music in addition to unlimited text and talk and mobile. The subscription plans start at $20 per month and move upwards from there.

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The best iOS apps of 2012

The best iOS apps of 2012

2012 ended with quite a bang, and while the world didn’t end as we expected, we got to see so many awesome iOS apps come to fruition this year. It was a big year for Google, and a lot of independent developers stepped up to make not only good apps, but great apps. We decided to gather up all of the iOS apps that released throughout the past 12 months and provide you with 10 of our favorites. It wasn’t an easy task to narrow it down to just 10, though -- there were a lot of amazing apps that just barely missed the cut, but we think we have a solid list here. So, without further adieu, here are our choices for the best iOS apps of 2012.

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Volvo to integrate Spotify in its vehicles

Volvo to integrate Spotify in its vehicles

Spotify's integration in Volvo vehicles is "imminent," according to the company's VP of Electronic Systems Engineering. This will be Spotify's first foray into the automotive world, and will be made available via Ericsson's Connected Vehicle Cloud platform. This comes shortly after the news that Spotify is now available as a channel on most Roku set top boxes.

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Roku adds Vevo and Spotify channels, still lacking YouTube

Roku adds Vevo and Spotify channels, still lacking YouTube

The Roku Box is a nifty $50 video streaming device that is scarcely larger than one's palm, bringing a variety of content to television sets in up to 1080p. Now users can add Spotify and Vevo channels to the list of music offerings provided by the video device. Certain Roku users will have to wait, however, and there's a catch for using the service that will no doubt disappoint more than a few Spotify fans.

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Spotify hits TiVo Premiere

Spotify hits TiVo Premiere

Spotify's streaming music player has arrived on TiVo Premiere boxes, giving users of the DVR in the US an easy way to access ad-free audio, as long as they have a Premium account. The service joins Pandora, Rhapsody, and other streaming options TiVo offers subscribers, with full search and navigation control through the regular TiVo remote.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 6, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 6, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone - just one more work day to go and we'll be at the weekend once again. This afternoon started with a bang, with Spotify holding a press conference to announce a number of things. Perhaps most importantly, the service has 1 million paying subscribers in the US, with 5 million worldwide. The company also launched Spotify Collections and the Spotify Music Graph today, announcing a new web app for all users too. Finally, we found out that Metallica's full catalog of music has been added to Spotify, so all of you metal fans have a reason to celebrate this evening.

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Metallica hits Spotify, Lars Ulrich speaks

Metallica hits Spotify, Lars Ulrich speaks

After many, many years of Metallica appearing on the opposite side of the music industry from the music pirates that exist across the earth, they've joined Spotify for music streaming their entire catalog. It's time for every single Metallica album from Kill ‘Em All to Master of Puppets to be up and ready to listen to on Spotify for the whole world - even the pirates - to listen to. This was all announced this week at the Spotify conference that also saw a larger launch of the web broswer based Spotify environment.

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