Most of us probably replaced our old and clunky bedside clocks with smartphones ages ago. With a built-in alarm and an always-active battery backup, it's usually a reliable way to get up in the morning. However, throughout this week, Google's Clock app hasn't been activating alarms properly for some users, causing massive headaches for anyone afflicted. Thankfully, a fix has arrived.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who are good at making playlists and those who are not. For everyone in the latter group — myself included — Spotify's personalized mixes are a lifesaver, staving off the frustrating experience of building a perfect blend of current tunes and old favorites. If you're tired of recommended collections, the world's largest dedicated music service is making it easier to perfect your playlists.
Philips Hue recently launched early access for its new synchronization integration with Spotify and for those with wireless sound systems who've had to make good with some Hue hacks, it seems like a celebration dance is in order! We've got a step-by-step guide for you on how to get into the action.
If you're looking to add a splash of color to your living space, there's no better option on the market today than Philips Hue. With a wide variety of bulbs and light strips to choose from, Hue makes creating the perfect sense of ambiance more accessible than ever. No mood is complete without some music to match, and with a new Spotify partnership, you can finally turn your home into the living visualizer of your dreams.
One of the more appealing factors of owning a smartwatch is being able to leave your phone behind and enjoy listening to music via earbuds. Unfortunately, after the death of Google Play Music, the platform lacked a single suitable service that could offer this convenience. However, Spotify is stepping up its game and delivering an app that it should have offered in the first place.
Spotify, the musicaudio streaming service, is testing a more affordable way to access some of the functionality normally reserved for full-paying Premium members. Called Spotify Plus, the new tier will let users skip as many tracks as they'd like.
The Spotify design team likes to keep moving, which means we often get fresh elements here and there, either in testing or rolling out for real. This latest redesign is one of the most expressive we've seen for some time, introducing a new mini player UI that follows the current trend of rounding corners and adding more color.
With so much new music released every week, it can be challenging to keep track of what's coming down the pipeline. Unless you're deep into music blogs, knowing when one of your favorite artists has dropped a new single or album often feels impossible. Spotify's app lets you follow the bands you love, and now it's taking that feature to its logical conclusion: a new feed designed to keep you updated on all of your favorite music and podcasts.
App developers love to torture us every now and then. One day you're using a feature and taking it for granted, the next it's gone and there's no way to get it back. More than two years ago, Spotify did that for the swipe down gesture to search in playlists for no reason whatsoever. Now it's back again.
Spotify sometimes seems to forget that its Android app actually has a widget to control music playback. A couple years back, the company even took it away for a little while, and its design is pretty dated. But now that Apple has invented widgets, they're becoming a hot commodity again, and Spotify is testing a new version of its widget in the app's latest beta update.