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Spotify Announces Acquisition of Popular Trivia Game Heardle

Wordle-inspired popular music trivia game Heardle has been purchased by Spotify, making it the first-ever game acquisition by the music streaming giant, The Verge is reporting. Spotify’s global head of music Jeremy Erlich said that company is "looking for innovative and playful ways to enhance music discovery and help artists reach new fans.” While he...

Spotify Brings Real-Time Lyrics to Google’s Nest Hub

Spotify has launched support for real-time lyrics on Google Nest Hub. Following the feature's launch on iOS, Android, console, and desktop, Nest Hub users can now follow along with the lyrics of the songs they are playing. As reported by 9to5Google, Spotify launched real-time lyric support on Google Nest Hub without any big announcement. Multiple...

Spotify Complaint Triggers Further EU Antitrust Charges Against Apple

Citing people familiar with the matter, a report by Reuters is claiming that Apple is facing an additional EU antitrust charge in the coming weeks in an investigation triggered by a complaint from music streaming giant Spotify. Last year, the EU accused Apple of distorting competition in the music streaming market via restrictive rules for...

Spotify Testing New Podcast Discovery Feature

Spotify is reportedly testing a new audio newsfeed feature for easy podcast discovery on its apps. According to a new report from TechCrunch, Spotify has begun to roll the Podz podcast discovery system into its main app following a $50 million USD acquisition last year. The new interface is said to provide a TikTok-style vertical scrolling...

Spotify Testing Revamped ‘Car Mode’ App Interface for Safer Driving

Spotify is testing a revamped version of its Car Mode, a feature that changes the app's interface to make it safer to use while driving. [caption id="attachment_370959" align="aligncenter" width="640"] 9to5Google[/caption] Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services available, which is why it was surprising that it decided to discontinue the Car View feature from the...

Google to Allow Spotify to Offer Alternative In-App Payment Options

Google has announced it is running a pilot to allow a "small number of participating developers" to offer an additional payment option next to Google Play's payment system. Google and Spotify said on Wednesday that a future version of the Spotify app will allow users to sign up inside the app to pay Spotify directly for a subscription....

Spotify Removes RT and Sputnik Content, Closes Russian Office

Spotify has announced its decision to remove all RT and Sputnik content as well as shutter its Russian office in a response to the country's invasion of Ukraine. As reported by Variety, Spotify is closing its doors to its Russian office "indefinitely." The company is also making efforts to distance itself from Russia by removing...

Spotify Launches ‘Car Thing’ Companion Device in the U.S.

[caption id="attachment_369033" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Image: Spotify[/caption] Spotify on Tuesday announced the launch of 'Car Thing' — a companion device for the music streaming service meant to go on your dashboard and the company's first hardware offering, in the U.S. "Car Thing enables listeners to play their favourite music and podcasts quickly using 'Hey Spotify' voice...

Spotify is Expanding its Focus on Podcasts With Two New Business Acquisitions

Spotify is acquiring two podcast companies in a bid to further envelope itself as the dominant podcast platform on the market. The company has purchased both Chartable and Podsights, Spotify announced. Together, the two companies form some of the more respected marketing and ad-focused podcast services, making them a tantalizing purchase for Spotify. Cartable is best...