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Amazon Music app for Google TV and Android TV OS released

Amazon Music app for Google TV and Android TV OS released

The Amazon Music app is now available on Google TV and Android TV OS, bringing easier access to the streaming music service from TVs, consoles, and set-top boxes. It joins the exiting Amazon Music apps for iOS and Android phones and tablets, as well as Fire tablets and the web-based player.

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Spotify is launching in 85 new countries: Here’s the full list

Spotify is launching in 85 new countries: Here’s the full list

Spotify is expanding, with the streaming music service announcing plans to launch in 85 new markets - and 36 new languages - as international availability spreads. It'll almost double the company's service footprint, taking it to nearly 180 markets in total, and is the broadest expansion to-date, Spotify says.

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Spotify Clips are like Snapchat Stories for artists only

Spotify Clips are like Snapchat Stories for artists only

It's Spotify's big day today, not only boasting of its large library of content and roster of artists on its platform, it also announced new features, like its HiFi lossless streaming. One feature that didn't get the spotlight has actually been in limited testing for a few months but is only now getting a formal name. Spotify Clips is now rolling out, at least if you're an artist, and like everyone else, it's taking a page out of Snapchat's book.

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Spotify HiFi is lossless streaming to take on TIDAL and Apple

Spotify HiFi is lossless streaming to take on TIDAL and Apple

Thanks perhaps to the launch of TIDAL putting pressure on larger music services to deliver lossless-quality streaming, audiophiles have a few different options these days. Not only can those looking for high-quality music find it through TIDAL, but Amazon also offers a similar premium streaming service of its own. Soon, Spotify will be throwing its hat in that particular ring, announcing today that it will be launching a new streaming tier called Spotify HiFi later this year.

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Daft Punk breaks up, for real: Internet responds

Daft Punk breaks up, for real: Internet responds

Twenty-eight years after forming in Paris, France, Daft Punk broke up. They announced this end-of-days with a video posted on their YouTube channel. The video was titled Epilogue, featuring a clip from Electroma in which the two robots meet, and one commits self-destruct. Daft Punk publicist Kathryn Frazier confirmed the breakup.

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EarBuds might be the next big social network

EarBuds might be the next big social network

The app EarBuds is all about listening to music and the audio bits of live events with your friends. You could also listen along with basically anyone, as the EarBuds app is made to allow anyone to share moments in real-time with audio only. It's the simplicity of the setup that makes the concept run.

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Disney’s Cruella trailer delivers punk rock antihero

Disney’s Cruella trailer delivers punk rock antihero

Disney's 101 Dalmatians is the subject of the company's newest spin-off of sorts. Today Disney revealed the first major trailer for their latest anti-hero feature: Cruella. This movie will allow Emma Stone to tell the story of the making of a villain, the dog-murdering fashion extravaganza known as Cruella de Vil.

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LEGO VIDIYO sets and pricing revealed ahead of March launch

LEGO VIDIYO sets and pricing revealed ahead of March launch

Last month, LEGO announced VIDIYO, a new augmented reality system that allows kids to make music videos using LEGO minifigures and music licensed from Universal Music Group. Today, the two companies revealed the products that will be included in the first wave of VIDIYO releases. As it turns out, LEGO VIDIYO doesn't have sets like most traditional LEGO releases, but rather users will buy BeatBoxes containing a minifigure that represents a certain genre of music.

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Pokemon Day just made Post Malone into a 3D cartoon

Pokemon Day just made Post Malone into a 3D cartoon

The Pokemon Company just announced that they'd be bringing Post Malone into the Pokemon universe. Much in the way Epic Games brought several music artists into Fortnite with virtual concerts of several sorts, The Pokemon Company decided it was time to team up with Post Malone. There'll be a virtual concert with Mr. Post on Pokemon Day this year - but that's not the strangest part of this situation.

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Siri default music app update released with iOS 14.5

Siri default music app update released with iOS 14.5

This week Apple added a long-awaited feature to Siri, allowing a default music app choice for all users. This update will allow users to set a default music app when first requesting a play of a new track of music. This update arrives courtesy of the latest iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 delivered to users this week.

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Coachella 2021 April event canceled by public health order

Coachella 2021 April event canceled by public health order

The Coachella music festival planned for April has been canceled by a public health order, Riverside County public health officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser announced on Friday. As you've probably guessed, the reason is the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the fact that things in the US won't be back to normal by April.

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LEGO VIDIYO lets kids make augmented reality music videos starring minifigs

LEGO VIDIYO lets kids make augmented reality music videos starring minifigs

LEGO today announced that it's launching a new product called LEGO VIDIYO with Universal Music Group. This product - which comprises new minifigures, UMG's music, augmented reality, a mobile app, and new tiles called BeatBits - allows kids to make their own music videos and share them with the (heavily moderated) VIDIYO community. It's safe to say that VIDIYO is unlike anything LEGO has released in the past, and it's launching later this year.

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