For the next week and a half, Spotify is giving people in the US and the UK who have never tried Premium a chance to get a free Chromecast if they sign up for three months, which comes out to $29.97 or £29.97. The company clearly hopes you will enjoy the experience enough to, at the very least, not notice that you forgot to cancel your subscription when the time is up. The deal ends February 28th. Spotify will send out an email within 7 days of your accepting the offer.
An update is rolling out to the Android version of Spotify that may affect some of you who choose to jump on this deal. The latest version fixes an issue related to MicroSD cards on devices running Android 6.0. Now if you're on Marshmallow and want to download content to expandable memory where you can listen offline, you should be able to.
Spotify started introducing videos and podcasts into the app at the end of January. By now, you should see the functionality. Spotify has included the feature in the latest changelog.
- New: It's showtime! Spotify now features videos and podcasts to add to your music mix. Tap Shows in Browse to explore comedy, news, documentaries and more. (Currently available in US, UK, Germany and Sweden.)
- Fixed: Use Android Marshmallow? You can download content onto SD card to play offline later.