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Facebook app will soon play Spotify music with Project Boombox

Facebook app will soon play Spotify music with Project Boombox

Facebook is going all out on its new social audio thrust but not all of the music and podcasts it will play will be coming from its own users. While the social networking giant does have thousands of users who can create original audio content, other companies have the advantage when it comes to more established creators and channels. Almost like a jab at a common enemy, Facebook and Spotify are teaming up to bring the latter's wealth of audio content to Facebook users, all without leaving the app.

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Epic teams with Spotify to offer Fortnite Crew music perk

Epic teams with Spotify to offer Fortnite Crew music perk

If you're a Fortnite Crew subscriber, you can get a Spotify Premium subscription for free as a new perk. The offer will go live on April 22 and remain available for active subscribers to claim until June 30, according to Epic, which notes that you can only redeem the perk using a Spotify account that has never previously had a Premium subscription.

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Spotify Car Thing dashboard music controller has good and bad news

Spotify Car Thing dashboard music controller has good and bad news

Spotify has revealed its first hardware device, with Spotify Car Thing bringing a dedicated music display with voice control to the dashboard. Designed as a limited release, and part of the streaming music company's "exploration" of potential produce ideas, Car Thing has a touchscreen and a big scroll wheel for navigating through your favorite playlists and albums.

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Spotify can listen to you for ads: Do you care?

Spotify can listen to you for ads: Do you care?

Voice on Spotify is the newest in voice activated smart audio control, active now with the latest update to the app. If you want to use the service, you can do so for no additional cost - or you can choose to have this "Hey Spotify" system turned off entirely. It's up to you.

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Prince has a new album: Here’s how and when

Prince has a new album: Here’s how and when

A Prince album was recorded in the year 2010 then "mysteriously archived by Prince." Today, the Prince estate announced that they'll be releasing this album in its entirety in July of 2021. This album is called Prince: Welcome 2 America. A sort of preview track from the album was made available here in early April of 2021.

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Hey, Spotify wake word rollout paves the way for the Car Thing

Hey, Spotify wake word rollout paves the way for the Car Thing

It seems that there is no stopping Spotify from launching a product that no one asked for. Of course, the alleged Car Thing might just be an experimental product as Spotify claims but the pieces are falling into place for an eventual launch. In addition to an FCC sighting, the music streaming king is reportedly rolling out the "Hey, Spotify" wake word that seems to be a better fit for a hands-free car experience than on a phone with Google Assistant or Siri already available.

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Spotify Car Thing in-app renders hint at an actual product launch

Spotify Car Thing in-app renders hint at an actual product launch

A couple of years ago, Spotify introduced a test device referred to as Car Thing, a product that featured a small display, controls, and voice command support. The device was designed for use in cars, though only as something like a tool for better understanding how subscribers listen to the service. Now, a new leak suggests, an actual consumer product may be planned.

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Spotify redesign gives desktop and web apps a welcome upgrade

Spotify redesign gives desktop and web apps a welcome upgrade

Spotify has launched a new, redesigned version of Spotify desktop and web, bringing the apps up to speed with their mobile counterparts. The rework includes more controls but a cleaner layout, too, highlighting some of the recent feature additions and making it more straightforward to start new radio sessions or create playlists.

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Spotify just made it much easier to finish podcast episodes

Spotify just made it much easier to finish podcast episodes

Spotify has announced a refreshed home screen that better personalizes the app experience and makes it easier for users to resume podcast episodes they recently listened to. As well, the design refresh will make it easier for users to rediscover content they previously enjoyed and will serve up music recommendations.

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Spotify’s roadmap to dominate the music streaming industry

Spotify’s roadmap to dominate the music streaming industry

Listening to music has gone past the days when one had to download it on their devices. Music streaming services have changed that for good. These not only bring your favorite music right to your fingertips with the convenience of cross-platform accessibility but also do much more. The ability to discover new music, engage with the audiophile community, and share tracks seamlessly with fellow listeners are some benefits.

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Barack Obama and Springsteen team for Spotify podcast special

Barack Obama and Springsteen team for Spotify podcast special

Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama has teamed up to launch a podcast special called Renegades: Born in the USA for Spotify. The podcast will feature eight episodes, the first two of which were released this past Monday. The podcast will touch on a number of topics ranging from America's future to fatherhood.

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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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