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Epic Games, Spotify form app fairness coalition against Apple, Google

Epic Games, Spotify form app fairness coalition against Apple, Google

Even while waiting for its day in court, Epic Games is taking its battle with Apple to another venue as well. As reported last month, Epic Games has formed a "Coalition for App Fairness" to fight against what it argues are anti-competitive practices prevalent in today's app stores. It has also finally got Spotify to formally commit to its campaign and has even gotten others to sign up as founding members. Unsurprisingly, that group is made up of app developers that have suffered from Apple's App Store policies in one way or another.

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Spotify pens deal to turn some original podcasts into TV shows and movies

Spotify pens deal to turn some original podcasts into TV shows and movies

Spotify has penned a new deal with Chernin Entertainment that will give the chance to nab some original podcasts for new movie and TV projects. The news comes amid the renewed interest in podcasts and the steady rise of original fictional dramas in audio format. Two original Spotify fictional podcasts have already been nabbed for video projects, according to a new report, including one starring Rami Malek of Mr. Robot fame.

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Spotify finally adds the podcast feature users have been waiting for

Spotify finally adds the podcast feature users have been waiting for

Spotify made the jump into podcasts several months ago, now boasting a large library of content, including some major exclusives. Despite the amount of time the platform has offered this digital audio, it has still lacked some basic features podcast fans have become accustomed to, one of which is the ability to determine when new episodes are available on their favorite shows. That, finally, has changed.

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League of Legends and Spotify team up for esports podcasts and playlists

League of Legends and Spotify team up for esports podcasts and playlists

In recent years, Spotify has been looking to diversify its content offerings by going hard on podcasts. This has resulted not only in Spotify building out a set of podcast features for its app, but also penning deals that have seen it land a number of high-profile podcasts as exclusives. Today, the company announced something new: a foray into esports as part of a new team up with League of Legends.

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Spotify is down – it’s not just you [Update: It’s back]

Spotify is down – it’s not just you [Update: It’s back]

Spotify is experiencing widespread issues this morning, with songs either playing for only a few seconds or not at all, as the company confirms it's looking into the problem. Issues with the streaming music service began at roughly 8am ET this morning, with Spotify users repeatedly coming up against the "Something went wrong" notification as they tried to use the app.

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Nest multi-room audio control released for Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora

Nest multi-room audio control released for Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora

Today the folks at Google responsible for updating the Nest system of media control and smart home hardware made a big jump in the realm of audio. Nest products now work with multi-room audio control. Multi-room audio control works with YouTube Music, Pandora, and Spotify, and compatibility with other apps appears to be in the works.

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Spotify Daily Sports playlist mixes sports news with personalized music

Spotify Daily Sports playlist mixes sports news with personalized music

Spotify has introduced a new 'mixed-media' playlist that offers its users daily sports content, the company has announced. Simply called 'Daily Sports,' this playlist brings a variety of personalized music recommendations alongside brief sports commentary, this being similar to its other mixed playlists, including Daily Wellness and Your Daily Drive.

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Spotify is closing in on a huge milestone

Spotify is closing in on a huge milestone

It's no secret that Spotify is the music streaming service to beat, but just how popular is it? In its latest round of financials, Spotify gives us an idea, revealing just how many monthly active users and how many Premium subscribers it has. With those numbers out in the open, it seems that Spotify is closing in on a major milestone.

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Spotify Group Sessions beta now includes your long distance friends

Spotify Group Sessions beta now includes your long distance friends

Back in May, Spotify began testing a new feature called Group Sessions. The feature allowed Premium users to share some control over their playlists, but it only worked with other physically present Premium users. Two and a half months later, Spotify is back with an upgrade to Group Sessions that allows them to share DJ duties with users who aren't in the same location.

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Spotify video podcasts go live worldwide: Here’s what’s new

Spotify video podcasts go live worldwide: Here’s what’s new

Spotify has been going hard on podcasts in recent years, and today we're seeing the company take a big step toward making its app a prime destination for podcasters. Today, Spotify announced that it's rolling out video podcasts around the world - or at least in all markets where podcasts are currently supported. Video podcasts will be relatively small scale at first, as only several select shows will support them.

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Michelle Obama is bringing an exclusive podcast to Spotify

Michelle Obama is bringing an exclusive podcast to Spotify

Spotify will be the exclusive home for Michelle Obama's first podcast, the company has announced. The audio show is titled The Michelle Obama Podcast and it comes from the Obamas' production company Higher Ground, which previously formed an exclusive deal with Spotify. Michelle Obama will be the host of the new show, which will revolve around 'candid, human, and personal conversations.'

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Spotify’s new podcast charts make it easy to find popular audio shows

Spotify’s new podcast charts make it easy to find popular audio shows

Spotify has introduced new podcast charts on its platform, making the service a bit more useful for podcast fans. Finding new shows to watch has been notably tricky when it comes to podcasts, something that often depends on recommendations. Though some algorithms are now available to offer suggestions, taking a look at what everyone else is listening to is particularly helpful.

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