3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Quit Spotify for Amazon Prime Music

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Amazon surprised the music listening world with an announcement of a new feature in their Amazon Prime subscription called Amazon Prime Music, but it’s not nearly as good as the more popular Spotify or Google Play Music. Since Amazon Prime Music’s not quite ready to compete with the other services, we recommend that music lovers […]

Amazon Prime Music Arrives to Take on Spotify

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Amazon has launched its own music streaming service that looks to take on the likes of Spotify, Rdio and even the new Beats Music, which is now owned by Apple. Amazon Prime Music is baked right into the company’s Prime memberships, so if you already have a membership to Amazon Prime, you get access to […]

How to Find Popular Music on Spotify for iPhone

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Today, users who want to be able to stream music and listen to 8-hour playlists based off their favorite artists have just a handful of different services to choose from and Spotify tops all the others. That’s especially true for users of Spotify for iPhone, which is the service’s best mobile app by far. Mostly […]

How to Download Music From Spotify on the iPhone & iPad

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It’s not really up for debate anymore. By far, Spotify is the most reliable and feature complete music service available anywhere. The different versions of Spotify allow users to do mostly the same thing: play music. They each have social networking features built into the experience so that users can find out what songs are […]

Spotify Review: What To Know Before Signing Up

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Music is a unique experience, and when provided to users correctly it can be a magical thing. Unlike the iPhone or devices running Google’s Android operating system, music knows no roots in technology. It’s an ancient art form, something humans have produced and admired for hundreds of years. For many users, Spotify, the world’s most […]

How to Use Siri to Control Spotify, Nest and More

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A new tweak for the iPhone and iPad, called GoogolPlex, adds a ton of new functionality and commands to Siri, and it’s possible without the need for jailbreaking your iOS device, which is impossible to begin with if you’re iPhone or iPad is running the latest iOS 7.1 update. Normally the only way to add […]

Why Spotify Looks Different for iPhone Users

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iPhone owners who use Spotify should find the app easier to look at and the music they love easier to find following today’s Spotify for iPhone update. Spotify announced the complete visual refresh of its iPhone app, desktop app and web app and more early this morning. Spotify is banking on just three basic changes […]

Spotify Reportedly Wanting to Match Music to Your Heart Rate

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If you have a hard time finding the right music to fit the current mood you’re in, Spotify is said to want to fix that. According to The Guardian, the music streaming service is working on a feature that will use sensor’s on the listener’s body or in their smartphone to measure their heart beat and […]

Spotify Greenlights Unlimited Ad-Supported Music Streaming on the Web

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In an effort to stave off the competition, Spotify is upping the ante and has cut the leash off of limited ad-supported web streaming. This means that anyone without a paid Spotify subscription can listen to unlimited ad-supported music through the web interface. UPDATE: Rdio has followed suit and launched free no-limit web streaming as […]

Spotify Free Streaming Comes to iOS

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Spotify has officially outed its free streaming option to iOS users today, joining the ranks of Android that got the feature earlier last month. The new free streaming mode allows users to listen to any artist, playlist on a mobile device, but it has to be in shuffle mode, so it’s technically not on-demand. In the […]

Spotify Now Free on Mobile Devices with New Shuffling Feature

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Spotify announced this morning that it is bringing its streaming service to mobile devices (including tablets) for free. This means you can access your playlists and starred music on your phone or tablet without paying for a subscription, but the only catch is that you have to listen to the music in shuffle mode, so […]

Spotify to Roll Out Free Ad Supported Service to Mobile Next Week

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There are so many fronts where companies are competing for your eyeballs and also your ears. One of those is streaming music. There are a number of services tied to operating systems like iOS, Android, and Microsoft, as well as third party services like Pandora, Rdio, and Spotify. Spotify to this point has been a […]

Spotify Connect Streams Music Wirelessly to Compatible Speakers

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In an effort to get in on the hardware game, Spotify has announced a new service called Connect, which allows Spotify users to stream music wirelessly from their devices to compatible WiFi speakers. The company is partnering up with a handful of popular speaker manufacturers to add support for Connect, including Bang & Olufsen, Philips, Pioneer, […]

100 iPhone Apps to Supercharge Your New iPhone

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Here’s a list of 113 iPhone apps that will help you have fun, take better photos, be productive, manage a business or personal finances, chase storms (or avoid them) and much more. Like many of you, I am attached to my iPhone. Not only am I an automotive technology writer for this site, but I […]

Spotify’s Ford AppLink Support Is Now Live

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At Mobile World Congress, Spotify and Ford announced that they would be partnering to bring a new Spotify app which would support AppLink. AppLink support will allow Ford drivers to access their playlists, move forward and back through songs, and everything else that they can do natively on the phone through the steering wheel or […]

iOS 7 is Apple’s Chance to Cut Down on Distracted Driving

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Distracted driving is an issue facing every person and every local government nationwide. Presently, there are solutions for Android phones and from automobile manufacturers that attempt to curb distracted driving. Apple does provide Siri as a way to curb distracted phone use, but Apple markets it as a personal assistant rather than a driving aid. […]

How to Connect Spotify for iPhone to Ford AppLink

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Last month Ford and Spotify announced that the Spotify app would be compatible with Ford’s AppLink interface for SYNC. Recently, that app went live and you may be wondering how to take advantage of this functionality in your Ford vehicle. Here is how you do it! Pair Your Phone to Sync Via Bluetooth We previously covered how […]

Does The Volkswagen iBeetle Represent the First iCar?

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Volkswagon arrived at the Shanghai Motor Show with the iBeetle, a special edition Beetle that features iPhone integration in the dashboard of the vehicle — leading many to call it the first iCar. When entering the iBeetle, the driver docks his or her phone with the dock placed at the top of the dash. It […]

Apple Reportedly Close To iRadio Deal With Record Labels

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Apple is close to making a deal with Universal Music Group and Warner Music for its rumored upcoming “iRadio” music streaming service in time for a summer release according to a CNet report. Sources talking to CNet say Apple and the two labels are close to making a deal that see Apple pay the labels […]

Volvo to Support Spotify via Volvo’s Sensus Connected Touch technology

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On the heels of the AppLink Ford vehicle integration announcement from Spotify, Spotify also announced support for Volvo vehicles with the Sensus Connected Touch technology. Sensus Connected Touch is a system fully integrated into Volvo vehicles, providing navigation, infotainment and other features. Similar to MyFord touch and Cadillac’s CUE system, the system can be used […]