Spotify Adds Touch Preview Feature to iOS App
Spotify today rolled out a minor update to its iOS application and added a new way to preview playlists. With Touch Preview, users can preview any playlist, song, album, or artist by holding their finger on the screen. The hold gesture will automatically start a preview of the selected playlist/artist. Swiping during a preview will save the song for later and a tap will play the entire track. Spotify said the new iOS app is available today, and it will add Touch Preview to other platforms at some point in the future.
Spotify and Facebook Create Playlist Mashup In Messenger
Jun 21, 2017
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.
Pandora Spins a New Tune with Video Ads to Unlock Premium Sessions
Dec 14, 2017
Pandora today rolled out a new way to enjoy streaming music on mobile devices. Moving forward, people who use Pandora's free, ad-supported service will be able to listen to a specific song, album, or playlist after viewing a 15-second video ad.
Google Assistant Now Recognizes Songs On Request
Nov 6, 2017
Google Assistant on Android handsets is now able to identify songs playing in the background. As long as the music is audible, querying the Assistant with "what song is this?" will cause the app to listen for several seconds and identify the song.
Android P Debuts New UI Gestures, Smarter Actions
May 8, 2018
Google today revealed more details about its next-generation operating system, Android P. To start, the OS introduces new system navigation that is gesture based.