Spotify Stories August 18

GOOG: 910.67

-0.31

Google Home now supports music playback on free Spotify accounts

Google Home’s list of supported services slowly continues to expand, and following a tease back at Google I/O, we know there’s a lot to look forward too. Part of that tease was the introduction of support for free Spotify accounts, and recently that’s quietly gone live.

Spotify Stories June 20

GOOG: 950.63

-6.74

Spotify is bringing an offline playback option to its Samsung Gear S3, S2 app

Spotify is my music service of choice and I was ecstatic when I learned that it was coming to the Gear S3 last year. However, the app lacked one major feature: standalone playback. It now appears that Samsung is going to add that functionality after all with an early rollout currently underway.

Spotify Stories April 25

GOOG: 872.30

9.54

Spotify brings ‘Behind the Lyrics’ feature from iOS to Android

Last year Spotify partnered with Genius to bring a new feature to its iOS app — “Behind the Lyrics.” Using Genius’ lyric knowledge base, the feature brought some interesting functionality to Spotify’s iOS app, and today, that same functionality has made its way to Android

Spotify Stories March 14

GOOG: 845.62

0.08

Waze and Spotify have announced a partnership to provide integration between the two apps. If you have Spotify in the foreground, Waze alerts and directions will be displayed while driving. Conversely, if you have Waze in the foreground, you’ll be able to pause Spotify music as well as hit previous and next track buttons …

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Spotify Stories February 1

GOOG: 795.70

-1.10

How to link your Netflix, Spotify, and Pandora accounts with Google Home

Entertainment plays a big role in what sets Google Home apart from its archenemy, the Amazon Echo. Where the Echo features stronger ties to the smart home, Google Home features the ability to connect with various streaming services, and even Google’s Chromecast ecosystem. However, you’ll need to set that up before using it. So here’s how to link your Spotify, Pandora, and Netflix accounts with Google Home.

Spotify Stories January 9

GOOG: 806.65

0.50

Spotify appears to be testing a new Material Design-inspired UI w/ full-screen album art

Spotify’s app for Android has changed quite a bit over the past few months, most recently by introducing a new bottom-bar oriented UI. However, it seems that Spotify isn’t done quite yet, as some users are currently reporting a new ‘now playing’ interface on their Android devices.

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