Spotify Offers Free Listening to Computers
Spotify has axed the time restrictions it used to place on music played from a computer. The change, which was revealed by the company in a blog post, is effective immediately and applies to everyone. Previously, Spotify limited computer-based listening to just 10 hours per month. Spotify has already made it possible to stream music to mobile devices for free. The free listening experience includes advertisements. Spotify users seeking an ad-free experience will need to spend $10 per month. Spotify makes mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.
Spotify and Facebook Create Playlist Mashup In Messenger
Spotify and Facebook have rolled out a new tool they believe will make listening to music more social. The tool, called Group Playlists for Messenger, lets people create and build Spotify playlists together within Messenger.
Spotify's Android App Gains 'Running' Playlist
Spotify today updated its Android app with the Running playlist feature available to the iOS app since May. Spotify Running places an emphasis on discovering the songs that match tempo to the runner's pace.
Starbucks Adds Spotify Music Discovery to Mobile Apps
Starbucks today expanded the scale of its mobile application to include Spotify-backed music discovery. People who visit Starbucks stores will be able to use the Starbucks mobile app to discover what songs are being played in-store and save those songs to a personal Spotify playlist.
Spotify Debuts New $15-Per-Month Family Plan
Spotify today reduced the cost of its family plan and made it competitive with offerings from Apple and Google. Moving forward, the Spotify family plan costs $14.99 per month and supports up to six individual users.
Spotify Intros Family Plans, $30 for Up to 5 Accounts
Spotify today announced family plans, a cheaper way to let family members enjoy the music streaming service on their mobile devices. The Spotify Family Plan allows each member of a family — up to five people — to create their own account with their own playlists, favorites, and devices.