Spotify Boosts Device Download Limit to 10,000 Songs
Spotify has increased the number of songs subscribers can download and store on mobile devices for offline listening. The company used to enforce a 3,333 song limit, which could be downloaded to just three devices. This allowed for a total number of downloads of 9,999 across the three phones, tablets, or PCs. Spotify recently tripled the number of songs per device and upped the number of devices. Now, subscribers can download up to 10,000 songs each on up to five devices. This means customers can download a total of 50,000 songs spread across the five devices if they wish. The improved limits are built into the latest release of the Spotify app. Basic, ad-supported Spotify service is free, but this does not allow for downloads. In order to download music for offline listening, consumers need to subscribe to Spotify's Premium service, which costs $10 per month.
YouTube Reimagines Its Premium Video and Music Services
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.
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.
YouTube Music Now Supports Custom Offline Playlists
Aug 4, 2017
Google updated its YouTube Music application recently and made it possible for users to create their own playlists for offline listening. Before the update, YouTube Music would create mixtape for subscribers using its own algorithms — subscribers could not pick and choose individual songs or albums for offline playback.
Google Adds a Dash of AI to Its Sound Search Song Seeker
Sep 17, 2018
Google has updated Sound Search with some of the neural network-backed AI found in its Now Playing tool. Now Playing debuted on the Pixel 2 in late 2017.