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Spotify swaps like button for album art in the mini player because it hates functionality (Update: New UI fixes it)

Spotify loves messing with its app, and in the latest server-side test, it replaced the like button in the mini player with the song's album art. It looks lovely, but the problem is that it sacrifices function for form.

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Spotify may be working on a new social music discovery feature called Tastebuds

Spotify is already killing it when it comes to dynamic recommendations and frankly incredible data visualizations, though other imitators like YouTube Music are trying to step up with their own feature clones. Other platforms have a long way to go before they beat it on social tools, though, and the company may have a work-in-progress ace up its sleeve: Spotify may be working on a new feature called "Tastebuds" which promises improved social discovery of music "through friends whose taste you trust."

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YouTube Music is adding three Spotify-like personalized playlists (Update: Official)

Like it or not, YouTube Music is here to replace Google Play Music. Ask any user though and they'll tell you the service isn't ready. Plenty of features are missing and music recommendations are nearly inexistent. That's about to change though as YouTube Music prepares to roll out three personalized playlists which are geared toward discovery.

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Spotify is gifting more Google Home Minis, this time to all subscribers (Update: Offer is back, students eligible too)

Back in November last year, Spotify was giving out free Google Home Minis to Premium for Family account holders, in order to encourage people to sign up to its plan. The company is renewing its offer this year but is now making it available to both Family and individual subscribers, regardless of whether they're new members or have already been using a paid subscription.

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Spotify celebrates your past decade of music with Wrapped 2019

Spotify celebrates each year by publishing with Wrapped, a playlist that focuses on your most listened to or liked songs of the past months, with some sprinkled information on top. This year, Spotify is not only raising a wine glass to 2019, but also to the entire '10s.

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(Update: Now on Alexa and Bose devices) Sonos speakers now support Spotify Free accounts

 

Two years after hitting Google Home, Spotify Free joins a list of over 100 streaming services already available through Sonos. Sonos and Spotify have rolled out an update today that enables you to access Spotify Free through your Sonos devices, so you can spice up your office holiday party straight from your desk at no extra cost.

You can stream Spotify's entire catalog on shuffle by launching the streaming service through the Sonos app or directly from Spotify.

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Spotify can now curate suggested podcasts in a new personalized playlist based on your listening habits

Spotify-curated personalized playlists generally give spot-on music suggestions based on your listening history. Some of that algorithmic magic is now coming to podcasts as Spotify has announced a dedicated playlist for audio shows, called ‘Your Daily Podcasts’ that will sit alongside the existing Discover Weekly and Daily Mix music lists.

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You can now ask your Google home speakers to play recommended Spotify tracks

Google Home and Assistant already offer plenty of music-related commands that let you play any track, artist, album, or playlist you want. But if you have nothing in particular in mind, the options become a lot more limited. You can say "play some music," which usually continues where you last left off, though that's not conductive to discovery. With some new commands, you'll be able to trust Spotify to play recommended tracks for you without having to continue or choose anything.

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Karaoke time: Spotify test shows full lyrics synced to music

For more than two years, Spotify has been offering a "Behind the Lyrics" feature that gives its users the ability to see parts of a song's lyrics accompanied by comments from other listeners, and sometimes by background information from the artists themselves. Now the company is finally working on showing subscribers what they actually want to see: plain simple automatically scrolling lyrics without any bells and whistles.

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(Update: Rolling out) Google Home app reportedly getting redesigned Cast media UI

When casting music, movies, series, or videos to a speaker or TV, the Google Home app conveniently lets you control it, even if you used another device to initiate playback. Although the interface was handy, it wasn't visual enough. Thankfully, Google is seemingly working on a revamped one for cast media control.

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