Amazon has purchased podcast network Wondery

  • December 30, 2020
As expected, Amazon has agreed to buy one of the few remaining large and independent podcast networks in the US. On Wednesday, the retailer announced that it’s acquiring Wondery, best known for producing shows like Blood Ties and Dying for Sex. Amazo…

Let this eerily accurate AI dunk on your Spotify habits

  • December 23, 2020
If you’re a Spotify user, you might have checked out your 2020 listening data with Spotify Wrapped. It’s a straightforward celebration of your year in music and podcasts, a judgement-free overview of what you listened to. The Pudding, however, is dis…

Amazon may buy podcast network Wondery

  • December 2, 2020
Amazon is in talks to acquire Wondery, according to The Wall Street Journal. The podcast network is best known for shows like Blood Ties and Dying for Sex. The asking price is reportedly is in and around the $300 million mark. For context, Spotify bo…

Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can now watch music videos

  • December 1, 2020
If you want to watch the occasional video while listening to tunes on Amazon Music Unlimited, now you can. As highlighted by Android Police, the service has started streaming music videos — though you’ll need to be a paying subscriber to access them….

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…