Spotify taps big-name musicians to help test Instagram-like stories

  • November 27, 2020
If you’re in the festive spirit and you’re already listening to seasonal music, you might have noticed Spotify’s Christmas Hits playlist is looking a little different. The company updated its mammoth mix of holiday songs early Friday. If you open it…

Spotify now works on the Apple Watch, no phone required

  • November 3, 2020
Spotify’s Apple Watch app is getting the option to stream music or podcasts without connecting to an iPhone. You’ll be able to listen to your playlists over WiFi or a cellular connection. The feature appears to be in beta amid a broader rollout, so i…

Spotify will let artists and labels promote songs in recommendations

  • November 2, 2020
Spotify will soon test a way for artists and labels to promote songs in your recommendations. They’ll be able to flag music they want to spread the word about to Spotify’s algorithms. The service suggests artists could use the option to spotlight a n…

Google debuts an Apple Watch YouTube Music app

  • October 15, 2020
If you’re one of those rare YouTube Music subscribers with both an iPhone and Apple Watch, you won’t be left out in the cold when Google shuts down Play Music later this month. As of today, the company has a YouTube Music app available for the Apple…

YouTube Music will suggest songs to make your playlists even better

  • September 9, 2020
There’s a real art to building playlists — especially ones you plan to share with other people. Picking the right songs and finding the perfect flow isn’t always easy though. To help you out, Google is employing its AI smarts for a YouTube Music feat…

SoundCloud Insights show creators their audience data

  • July 8, 2020
SoundCloud now offers Insights for creators, allowing smaller musicians to know who’s listening to their music, what music they’re listening to and where they’re from — data they may not otherwise have. The feature is rolling out today and over the…

Spotify arrives on Xfinity X1 and Flex

  • June 22, 2020
Starting today, Comcast subscribers can stream music and podcasts from Spotify on Xfinity Flex and X1. Flex users can get started by simply saying “Spotify” into their voice remote. Some X1 customers can use Spotify as an internet app now, and it’ll…