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Spotify for iPhone updated with Discover and new Now Playing view

Spotify for iPhone updated with Discover and new Now Playing view

Spotify for iPhone received a healthy update today, and it now comes with the music streaming service's new Discover mode that allows the app to recommend new music to you based on your listening preferences and playlists. Furthermore, the app also has a new Now Playing view, as well as a new icon (if the previous icon was looking a little boring on your iPhone home screen).

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Spotify gains Pink Floyd archives in full

Spotify gains Pink Floyd archives in full

This week the folks at Spotify have announced that they'll be moving forward with the full Pink Floyd collection: every track from every album the band has ever released. This service is part of Spotify's streaming music service and the tracks have been officially "unlocked" this week. This comes after the song "Wish You Were Here" over 1 million times, a challenge set by the company to fans of the music just this past week.

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Spotify to add Pink Floyd catalog after stream goal is met

Spotify to add Pink Floyd catalog after stream goal is met

If you're both a Spotify and a Pink Floyd fan, you've likely been disappointed in the past months, with the former offering very little of the latter. That is about to change, however, according to a tweet fired off by Pink Floyd yesterday. Starting now, all streaming of "Wish You Were Here" on the music service will count towards the streaming goal that, when met, will unlock the rest of the catalog.

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Sonos tightens Spotify playlist support with new controller apps

Sonos tightens Spotify playlist support with new controller apps

Sonos has updated its controller app for iOS and Android, boosting Spotify integration with new playlist editing tools. The updated v4.1 apps, which turn your iPhone, iPad, or Android device into a remote for the multiroom streaming system, can now add a Spotify account simply by punching in your Facebook credentials, with support for creating and editing Spotify playlists directly within the Sonos software.

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Spotify Discover cuts catalog-intimidation with social

Spotify Discover cuts catalog-intimidation with social

Spotify has launched "Discover", it's new social-enabled music discovery tool, aiming to cut through the surfeit of choice users encounter when they first face the streaming catalog. The service, which launches first on Spotify's web-based player, adds a new Discover page to the interface, with curated content from various partners like Pitchfork, Songkick, and Tunigo.

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Spotify shareable top 50 charts planned to combat Google’s jukebox

Spotify shareable top 50 charts planned to combat Google’s jukebox

Spotify plans to launch Top 50 lists of the most popular content on the streaming music service today, complete with on-demand preview access so that even those without accounts can listen to the tracks. The new scheme - which will see the most-streamed songs listed in the "Spotify 50" and the most-shared songs in the "Social 50" - will be updated weekly, and is part of the company's attempt to fight back against new cloud jukebox options like Google Play Music All Access.

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Google Play Music All Access takes on Spotify with music streaming

Google Play Music All Access takes on Spotify with music streaming

We heard rumors during the calm of the storm last night before Google I/O, and now it's official. Google today announced what they're calling Google Play Music All Access, which is the company's own take on music streaming, and they look to take on Spotify and Rdio, which are the two main heavyweights in this category.

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Spotify acquisition of Tunigo brings music discovery boost

Spotify acquisition of Tunigo brings music discovery boost

Spotify has recently acquired Tunigo, a music discovery app that creates themed playlists based on your mood. Spotify will transfer all of Tunigo's 20+ employees to its offices in both Stockholm and New York, where they will be focusing their efforts on Spotify's main service. Tunigo will still continue to run, however it's still unknown what Spotify plans on doing with it. It may integrate Tunigo's playlist feature into its service.

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Daft Punk’s Get Lucky sets streaming record

Daft Punk’s Get Lucky sets streaming record

Daft Punk launched a new single on April 19 called Get Lucky. That single proved incredibly popular and the duo has crushed the streaming record for the number of streams on the first day of songs availability on Spotify. The new track was listened to more times in a single 24-hour period the any other song in the history of Spotify.

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Spotify launches in 8 new markets

Spotify launches in 8 new markets

Spotify is expanding to more locations throughout the world today. The music streaming service announced today that users in Mexico, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Iceland, bringing Spotify's reach to 28 markets around the world. The expansion should increase the service's total number of users.

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Grand Theft Auto soundtracks now available on iTunes and Spotify

Grand Theft Auto soundtracks now available on iTunes and Spotify

We're not sure if this could have come soon enough, but it's here, at last. Rockstar Games announced today that the radio playlist soundtracks from all of the Grand Theft Auto titles, starting with the classic Grand Theft Auto III, are now available either for purchase on iTunes or for streaming on Spotify.

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Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 5 relaunches with Spotify integration

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 5 relaunches with Spotify integration

Bang & Olufsen has relaunched its slick looking BeoSound 5 music system. The relaunch of the high-end music system brings with it complete integration with the streaming music service Spotify. The integration of the music device with Spotify brings users access to an additional 20 million songs with premium sound quality.

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