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Sonos hopes some extra speakers will make the new Beam 2 a worthy upgrade

Sonos hopes some extra speakers will make the new Beam 2 a worthy upgrade

Sonos is bringing more firepower to its Beam soundbar with a second-gen model coming out next month. It'll feature beefier hardware, support for superior-quality standards, including Dolby Atmos, and streaming services. The bar will also come with a slightly higher price tag than its 3-year-old predecessor.

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Apple Music just changed everyone else's plans for lossless audio

Apple Music just changed everyone else's plans for lossless audio

Lossless audio seems to be the next significant advancement in music streaming. Amazon has been offering a high-quality plan since 2019, and in February, Spotify announced a new HiFi plan to launch later this year. Leave it to Apple to shake up the entire ecosystem with its announcement of lossless audio. Starting next month, all Apple Music subscribers will gain access to improved audio quality along with select Dolby Atmos tracks at no extra cost.

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Apple and Spotify could spell the end of everything we love about podcasts

Apple and Spotify could spell the end of everything we love about podcasts

During its first 2021 event yesterday, Apple announced "the next chapter of podcasting" with its Apple Podcasts Subscriptions. It's a new platform for podcasters that allows them to monetize their shows using subscription fees — conveniently only available to consumers through the Apple Podcasts app. Apple positions the new monetization method as separate premium products in addition to existing free or ad-supported podcasts, and there are already tons of studios and independent podcasters lining up to become part of the service.

The move is just part of a larger trend in the podcasting world, mostly kicked off by Spotify. The music streaming service is picking up more and more exclusives, holding some of our favorite content hostage with its terrible app in the process.

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Amazon Music is now available on all Android TV and Google TV sets

Amazon Music is now available on all Android TV and Google TV sets

It's been more than two years since Amazon Music made its first appearance on Android TV, but at the time, the service was restricted to the Nvidia Shield TV. That is no longer the case, as the app is now available for all Google TV and Android TV sets, set-top boxes, consoles, and soundbars.

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Waze rolling out integration with Amazon Music

Waze rolling out integration with Amazon Music

Long road trips are some of the best times for trolling the vast depths of your music library, but it can be hard to stay focused when switching back and forth between streaming apps and navigation. Waze teamed up with Spotify to bring more accessible music controls to the road back in 2017. More partners signed on in the years following, and now Amazon has finally seen fit to connect its own Amazon Music app to the navigation platform.

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Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can now stream music videos in the app

Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can now stream music videos in the app

Amazon Music is just one of many music streaming services out there, but the shopping giant has been pouring some resources into making its offer a viable alternative to Spotify, Apple Music, and Co. The Android app has only recently gained support for behind-the-scenes tidbits and trivia about top songs, and no serious streaming service can go without podcast support these days. Now Amazon has decided to take on YouTube Music with its own catalog of music videos, rolling out to Unlimited subscribers.

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Amazon Music's latest update expands X-Ray to tell you more about your favorite songs

Amazon Music's latest update expands X-Ray to tell you more about your favorite songs

There are a lot of ways to stream music nowadays. Spotify and Apple Music are two of the most popular options, and Google is hoping to become more competitive with YouTube Music. Amazon Music may be one of the less-spoken-of alternatives, but works well within the Amazon ecosystem. Now it's getting an addition that lets you learn a thing or two while bopping along to the beat.

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Amazon Music jumps into the podcasting game with original and exclusive shows

Amazon Music jumps into the podcasting game with original and exclusive shows

Spotify is pushing nearly all of its chips onto podcast browsing and production as a way to drive its revenues. Amazon may be looking to do the same for its Amazon Music service as it has enabled podcast streaming and is making a splash with what it can call its own shows including "Disgraceland," "That Scene with Dan Patrick," and new shows from Will Smith.

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Amazon Music now free for Android, iOS, and Fire TV

Amazon Music now free for Android, iOS, and Fire TV

There's fierce competition out there in the streaming music space, and Amazon isn't playing around. After the company announced that it would make Amazon Music free on Android, iOS, Fire TV, and the web, Spotify's stock price took a 5% dive while Amazon's went up nearly 0.5%.

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Grab a third-generation Echo Dot for just $9

Grab a third-generation Echo Dot for just $9

There seems to be an ongoing theme with smart speakers and music subscriptions these days. Right when Spotify is offering a free Google Home Mini to its paid subscribers, Amazon is running a parallel deal, dropping its entry-level speaker's price to just $1, which it's selling bundled together with an $8 monthly Music subscription.

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