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Spotify Collections revolutionizes their music discovery platform

Spotify Collections revolutionizes their music discovery platform

It's time to join the Spotify music discovery revolution for their software experience with your own Collection - their own suggestions, your own content. This update has the Spotify user experience expanded not just in the amount of music that's on the web for you to see easily, but creates a unique experience for you, the music user. The first place this all takes place in your Spotify "Collections", made on-the-go by Spotify for you.

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Spotify Music Graph: The NME, Obama & more guide your playlists

Spotify Music Graph: The NME, Obama & more guide your playlists

Spotify has launched Music Graph, a way of powering music suggestions based on famous listeners and people in the music industry itself. Designed to address that "what do I listen to next?" problem, Spotify Music Graph includes luminaries from Bruno Mars and Shakira, to the NME team, to Barack Obama, with the option to listen to shared playlists.

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Spotify: 1m US paid subscribers, 5m paid worldwide

Spotify: 1m US paid subscribers, 5m paid worldwide

Spotify has passed the one million US paying subscribers point, marking its roughly one-year anniversary with a milestone making it, the company claims, the biggest subscription music service in the US. The company now has over 5m paying customers worldwide, CEO Daniel Ek says, doubling its paid userbase in the space of a year.

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Spotify confirms beta web app, rolling out to select few

Spotify confirms beta web app, rolling out to select few

If you've been a Spotify user ever since its inception, then you probably know how frustrating it was that there wasn't a web app available, which would essentially allow you to listen your music library on any computer with an internet connection. However, the company has confirmed that they're rolling out a beta version of the Spotify web app starting today.

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Xbox Music vs Spotify vs iTunes Match vs Google Music

Xbox Music vs Spotify vs iTunes Match vs Google Music

If you're thinking about working with Xbox Music in the very near future, the first thing you should be thinking about is how it measures up to the competition. With Microsoft's first iteration of Xbox Music here right before Windows 8 is released, you'll need Windows 8, an Xbox 360, or a Windows Phone 8 device to use it. Spotify is a service that works on all of these platforms as well as Apple's devices and Google's Android, too. The third warrior in iTunes Match works on Apple products and connects directly with iTunes.

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Spotify coming to Samsung Smart TVs in Europe

Spotify coming to Samsung Smart TVs in Europe

Spotify is a great service, but do you ever wish you could use it to stream music through your smart TV? Soon you'll be able to, thanks to a new team up between Samsung and Spotify that will see an app developed specifically for Samsung's 2012 E-Series smart TVs. Before you US Spotify lovers get too excited, however, we should let you know that this app will only be available in Europe.

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Spotify web player incoming (but don’t expect a price cut)

Spotify web player incoming (but don’t expect a price cut)

Spotify is readying a browser-based music player app for its streaming service, multiple sources have revealed, though whispers of a price cut for its premium product are not, apparently, true. The web player is expected to launch within a few weeks, AllThingsD and TechCrunch report, though it will lack some of the more advanced features of the dedicated client, such as offline playback.

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Apple streaming Pandora rival tipped “within months”

Apple streaming Pandora rival tipped “within months”

Apple is again tipped to be readying its own Pandora-rivaling streaming music service, using iPhone and iPad playback patterns to create customized radio stations, though it's unlikely to be ready in time for the iPhone 5 launch. The longstanding rumor was again reinvigorated by insider whispers to the NYT and the WSJ, with chatter of ongoing record label negotiations that focus on giving Apple greater flexibility in what it could do with each streaming license.

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Spotify for Android gets NFC music exchange: We go hands-on

Spotify for Android gets NFC music exchange: We go hands-on

Spotify has updated its Android app to support NFC, using the short-range wireless technology to share music between handsets running Ice Cream Sandwich. The new app also introduces a fresh range of Audio Effects for Android 4.x phones, and the offline mode has been improved with more information to explain exactly why you're offline: whether it's network issues or simply because you've shut off data while roaming.

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Streaming digital music amps up Warner Music’s bottom line

Streaming digital music amps up Warner Music’s bottom line

For a long time, many major music labels seem to be very much against digital music. The reason is that most of these music companies wanted to keep the focus on traditional album sells via CDs that are more profitable than selling a digital single. More record companies have begun to embrace streaming music and attempt to squeeze all the profit possible out of the medium.

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Spotify hits the Kindle Fire

Spotify hits the Kindle Fire

This week it's time to get back to the streaming side of things as Spotify hits yet another platform in the mobile space. On the Kindle Fire, Spotify's streaming music service will be working with Android 4.0 with full support. You've got mobile free radio as well with the ability to create new radio stations and save the songs that you're going to listen to multiple times. This application is available for download immediately through the Amazon Appstore for Android - you simply must grab it!

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Spotify adds mobile radio to Android

Spotify adds mobile radio to Android

Spotify announced last month that it would be adding a radio feature to iOS devices that would let users set up custom stations based on genres, artists, and playlists, and now the company has announced that it’s bringing the same feature over to Android too. Free Android users and those with a premium subscription to Spotify, which adds mobile access on top of unlimited music streaming, will be able to enjoy the same functionality as iOS users starting from today.

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