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Spotify finally starts showing proper, complete song lyrics synced with music (Update: New UI)

One of the joys of listening to music is singing along, but if you don't want to make a fool of yourself or if you really want to understand what the artist is saying (or mumbling, humming, growling), you need to have quick access to lyrics. Spotify, one of the world's largest music streaming services, was still behind on this feature until now. The service is now slowly catching up and rolling out proper lyrics support to users.

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Spotify rolls out a better way to surface new music by artists you follow (Updated)

With over 50 million tracks available on its service and even more being released every day, Spotify surely has a problem in how good it is at helping you discover new music. The Discover Weekly and Release Radar playlists are sure nice, but the streaming giant is working on more. Social discovery and notifications from artists you're interested in could come soon, and so is a new Follow Feed for releases by artists you follow.

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Fitbit Charge 4 launches as a pricey, minor upgrade from the Charge 3

You may not be thinking about Fitbit in a time of pandemic and lockdown, but the fact is that you do have the opportunity to jog around the block or hit the park — socially distanced from others, of course. In a way, the debut of the Fitbit Charge 4 comes at a perfect time for the company looking to gain some spotlight in the fitness tracker market as it continues to await the closure of Google's acquisition.

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Spotify Kids launches in the US, Canada, France — now available in 12 countries (Updated)

To give parents peace of mind while their children are listening to music, Spotify is introducing a separate app for younger users. Only hand-picked, kid-friendly audio content will be available through the new app, whose bright and colorful UI with oversized buttons will make it easier for little ones to explore.

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Spotify lets you edit your profile from the mobile app

Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services, and with good reason. It has the best algorithms for guessing what new music you'll like from its vast catalog. Another great feature that Spotify has to offer is its social integration. If you want, your friends will be able to see what you're listening to so that they can check it out. Until now, you've only been able to change your profile picture and username on the website, but as of this week, you can edit your profile from the mobile app too.

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Spotify's new homescreen focuses on your favorite playlists, podcasts, and albums (Updated)

Many of us would really like Spotify to overhaul its entire interface and make it smoother while speeding up access to various areas of the app. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be happening soon. Instead, Spotify is content with changing little bits of the app, one by one. In the most recent test, the homescreen is getting a new section up top with time-specific recommendations.

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Spotify may be testing Daily Sports curated music-and-podcast playlist

Spotify may be testing or rolling out a new daily playlist which will feature tracks from your favorite artists and genres in addition to sports podcasts. If Daily Sports spreads across to more users, it will join the streaming service's growing list of daily music-and-podcast playlists curated to its users.

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I wish all music and audio apps on Android wouldn't stop playback when swiped away

Several years ago, developers of music players on Android had to implement a persistent notification in order to keep their app running and music playing even when users switched to another app. With better memory management and more available RAM on modern phones, this isn't a concern anymore, and most devs have forgotten about that commodity. That has had one annoying consequence on several audio apps: If you mistakenly swipe them away, your music or podcasts or audiobooks stop playing.

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Spotify is testing an in-app 'Hey Spotify' voice assistant

With Google Assistant pre-installed on any Android phone (and Siri on iPhones), you should think you already have all tools at your disposal when you want to yell at your phone to control your audio playback. However, Spotify seems to think that it needs its own solution. App reverse-engineer Jane Manchun Wong managed to activate a hidden settings panel in the music app that will let you enable a "Hey Spotify" feature you can use while the app is open and on your screen.

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Samsung doubles down on Spotify with one-touch Galaxy Buds+ support, deeper app integration

Samsung and Spotify have been partnered for almost two years now, and tucked into the bevy of announcements during today's Samsung Unpacked was an expansion of that partnership. The Galaxy S20, Galaxy Z Flip, and Galaxy Buds+ will include several new, quick ways to listen to and share your favorite Spotify tunes.

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