Spotify is a music streaming service that debuted in late 2008. It’s the most popular music streaming service in the world with over 200 million users (as of January 2019).

The free version allows users to stream songs for free with ads (mobile version only allows for shuffling). Paid users can have full access to the entire library for listening. Pricing is $9.99 per month for individual users and $14.99 per month for families (up to six people). There are additional plans for students that include bundled with Hulu. Apps are available for iPhone, iPad, macOS, and the web.

In early 2019, it purchased Gimlet Media and Anchor as a transition to becoming an “audio company” vs a music-only company.

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Spotify Stories December 29, 2019

The decade has come and gone, and if there is one thing that was a massive change for me over the past decade, it was how much time I spent listening to podcasts. I change podcast apps like I change my socks. I subscribe to new shows like other people read magazine articles. As we close out the decade, I wanted to take a look at my favorite shows from 2010 to now. During that time, I’ve seen my friends start new shows, friends start new companies, and have seen major media companies open their eyes to the opportunities that exist in the space. If I don’t list links to subscribe, it means the show is retired.

So let’s get to it. Here are my favorite shows from the 2010s. I’ve left out all 9to5 shows on purpose, but I highly recommend our entire network. My list is mostly tech/Apple focused, but I’d love to hear your favorite shows in the comments. expand full story

Spotify Stories December 19, 2019

Spotify appears to be replicating Apple Music’s ‘Friends are listening to’ feature under the label Spotify Tastebuds.

Now you can discover music through friends whose taste you trust…

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Spotify Stories December 5, 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, Apple Music and Spotify have both debuted year in review tools for subscribers. Spotify Wrapped and Apple Music Replay are available now, and allow you to view your most listened to songs, artists, albums, and more. Here’s how it works.

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Spotify Stories November 22, 2019

Spotify Awards show will be broadcast from the streaming capital of the world

A new Spotify Awards show has been announced by the company, which says that it will be broadcast from the ‘streaming capital of the world’ next year …

Spotify Stories November 19, 2019

Spotify has launched Your Daily Podcast, a playlist of shows it thinks you’ll enjoy. These include surfacing shows you already follow, as well as others algorithmically recommended on the basis of your listening history.

The company says the feature has been positively received in testing, and it is now rolling out to nine countries…

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Spotify Stories November 18, 2019

Apple Music and Spotify are set to face new competition from Chinese company, ByteDance – owner of TikTok, an app for sharing short video clips.

According to a report today, ByteDance aims to agree global deals with music labels, and to undercut existing streaming music services …

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