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Spotify's first hardware product is here, and it's probably going to confuse you

Spotify's first hardware product is here, and it's probably going to confuse you

Despite focusing solely on music streaming software and podcast production over the last decade, Spotify has secretly had a dedicated device for playback since 2019. "Car Thing," as it's called, is designed to make listening to music in the car more accessible and has been in testing with an extremely small number of users in a closed beta. Although Spotify isn't ready to launch its hardware to the general public just yet, it became much more real starting today. A new version of Car Thing is now available for select Premium subscribers through an invite-only release.

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The Spotify app is getting another new feature you didn't ask for

The Spotify app is getting another new feature you didn't ask for

A little over a year back, Spotify was found testing its own voice bot with the "Hey Spotify" wake phrase, akin to Google Assistant. Since then, we haven’t heard much about the new voice feature, though it now looks to be rolling out as a wider public release.

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Try the Spotify-based dating app I am apparently too snobby for

Try the Spotify-based dating app I am apparently too snobby for

Music means a lot of things to many people, and it can be a very good way to meet or get to know each other. Or, it was in better times. With concerts basically dead, the odds of bumping into someone at the bar during a show and hitting it off are basically zero. But a new app called Vinylly leverages your Spotify data to match you with other people with similar musical tastes — or, at least, that's the claim. In practice, either my jams are too niche, or the app needs some work.

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Spotify thinks it's really, finally, definitely figured out what you want to listen to this time

Spotify thinks it's really, finally, definitely figured out what you want to listen to this time

Spotify has spent the last year annoying its users with podcast exclusives and UI changes on desktop, but if you've been sticking by the app on the strength of its discovery engine, there's finally some good news for you. Daily mixes are getting a much-needed rejuvenation, with three new types of custom playlists now available for streaming.

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Spotify's latest purchase hints at Twitch-style live concerts

Spotify's latest purchase hints at Twitch-style live concerts

Spotify has been aggressively expanding into the podcasting space to diversify its offerings. It appears that the company has found a new frontier for its ambitions: live streaming audio. Spotify just purchased Betty Labs, the parent company of iOS app Locker Room, which is all about live audio chat rooms for sports fans.

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Spotify's controversial new desktop UI is official

Spotify's controversial new desktop UI is official

In December, Spotify garnered controversy after forcing some of its paying users to test a new version of its desktop and web apps. Not only had these users not signed up to become beta testers, but the interface itself was clunky and broken, with questionable changes made to search and artist pages. Spotify is making the update available to everyone beginning today, and for better or worse, most of the UI elements we saw last year seem to be here to stay.

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Spotify outlines plans for a more useful Home page

Spotify outlines plans for a more useful Home page

Heavy Spotify users know that its interface is functional, but a long way from elegant. The streaming service is planning a few targeted updates to the app's home screen, hopefully making it simpler to get to the content you're looking for. The changes are focused on exploring the songs you've already enjoyed, and podcasts. Because of course, podcasts.

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Gaze into your Spotify belly button any day of the week

Gaze into your Spotify belly button any day of the week

We all enjoy a little musical navel-gazing from time to time, and that's why Spotify created things like Spotify Wrapped, which gives you a fun year-in-review glimpse of your musical tastes. But it isn't always available — you can't just generate a new Spotify Wrapped for the last couple of months whenever you want. While it's objectively a pretty poor replacement, a new tool called volt.fm can give you a low-rent teaser of that experience on-demand.

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Spotify's new library UI shows all your offline content on one screen

Spotify's new library UI shows all your offline content on one screen

A couple of days ago, we shared with you a new design for Spotify's library that seems to be in very limited testing. The interface, which mixes music with podcasts and offers both list and grid layouts, has four filters on top for your playlists, artists, albums, and podcasts. But it turns out there's a fifth one that only shows up when you set some music to download for offline use, and honestly, I think this is my favorite feature of the redesign.

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Spotify is testing a redesigned (and much-improved) library UI

Spotify is testing a redesigned (and much-improved) library UI

The Spotify Android app hasn't seen a major design overhaul for a few years now, but it does get incremental updates on a regular basis. The latest section of the app to get a new lick of paint is the library, which was last upgraded in 2019 to accommodate podcasts.

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