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Google Home finally gets Bluetooth audio, Deezer and Spotify Free support coming soon

The Google Home is much more than simply being a Google Assistant device, its built-in speakers are great for listening to music from. After confirming that Android 8.0 would indeed be known as Oreo yesterday, Google has also added more music options to its Google Home device, making it easier to stream your favorite tracks […]

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Taylor Swift is getting back together with Spotify

Taylor Swift must have shaken off any bad blood left between her and Spotify, because you'll soon be able to listen to her music on the service again. In fact, you'll be able to access her entire back catalog not just on Spotify, but also on every ex…
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Bots from Spotify, Mastercard play nice with new version of Facebook Messenger

Facebook spent time chatting about Messenger bots at its F8 2017 developer conference. New bots from Spotify, Western Union, Mastercard, and Rue21 had some of the coolest features features we saw.

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SoundCloud takeover by Spotify is dead in the water

Spotify was fairly recently aiming to purchase SoundCloud, but it looks like those talks have fallen through and Spotify has backed out of the deal. There aren’t any concrete details about what derailed the plans, but it might have something to do with Spotify’s plans to go public next year. That’s also mostly speculation at […]

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Apple and Spotify start streaming unofficial mixes

Earlier this year, both Spotify and Apple inked deals with Dubset for unofficial mixes, one of SoundCloud's most popular services. As Techcrunch reports, the first of those is now streaming, a DJ Jazzy Jeff Jeff remix from Anderson .Paak. Dubset's M…
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SoundCloud may be acquired by Spotify

According to a new report by the Financial Times, Spotify is in the process of trying to acquire competing streaming music service SoundCloud. The idea of the services being in competition is only through their presence in the same market though as Spotify is the largest such company with over 40 million customers while SoundCloud’s […]

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Apple says Spotify wants ‘preferential treatment’ for iOS app

It didn't take long for Apple to respond to Spotify's claim that it's using App Store approvals a way to handle competitors. In a letter obtained by BuzzFeed, Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell described the allegation as "troubling" and that Spotify…
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Spotify users can now share songs and playlists through Facebook Messenger directly

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For those of you who communicate using Facebook Messenger and are subscribed to the music streaming service Spotify, you can now share favorite songs and playlists seamlessly.

Facebook has been improving its Messenger application over recent months by including new functionality. Some of which include the ability to pay through the app and call an Uber car when on the go. Now you’ll be able to share songs and playlists from your Spotify account to your friends and family through Facebook Messenger directly. The capability has already been implemented into Facebook’s Messenger application and requires no update. Both Android and iOS apps include the new feature.

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Spotify already has a way of its own to share music with others using Email, SMS, and WhatsApp. However, being able to share from the Facebook Messenger application without having to go into Spotify is a big plus. For Facebook this will offer more monetization opportunities and for Spotify it means easier sharing than competing music streaming services. Hopefully for Spotify users will notice the capability and consider it when choosing a music streaming service to use.

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RockScout brings Spotify to cars with MirrorLink systems

Spotify new colorIt is now possible to listen to your Spotify playlist in your car thanks to a new app called RockScout. With it, all MirrorLink-compatible in-car systems can now access Spotify.

MirrorLink lets you use you car’s dashboard buttons to control your phone. It is much easier to control your phone using the car’s buttons rather than trying to play around with your phone while driving.

Since RockScout works with MirrorLink systems, it will bring Spotify to many more car infotainment units. Spotify already works with Android Auto and CarPlay. If you have a MirrorLink system in your car and want to try it out, download RockScout for Android.

Press Release:

BEAVERTON, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Starting today, Spotify Android users can bring the Spotify mobile app to their dashboards via MirrorLink® RockScout, a simple download that makes participating Android music apps MirrorLink-compatible. The Car Connectivity Consortium, creators of MirrorLink, made the announcement as more and more apps become available in the MirrorLink ecosystem.

“MirrorLink provides a simple way to bring Spotify into the car and on the dashboard so listeners can access their favorite music in a manner suitable for the driving environment.”

“Spotify is obsessed with figuring out how to bring music into every part of your life, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing,” said Lawrence Kennedy, Sr. Product Owner for Automotive at Spotify. “MirrorLink provides a simple way to bring Spotify into the car and on the dashboard so listeners can access their favorite music in a manner suitable for the driving environment.”

RockScout leverages Media Browser Service, a standard Android API, to make Android audio apps compatible with MirrorLink. MirrorLink compatibility means apps are driver-aware and controllable via touch and rotary-knob infotainment systems. The Android application can be enabled without further development or integration, and the solution is free and open-source.

“Spotify’s compatibility with MirrorLink is a great moment for both brands, based on Spotify’s undeniable popularity among music lovers and the sheer size of MirrorLink’s global install base,” said Alan Ewing, President and Executive director of the CCC. “In a larger sense, RockScout represents a major advance for MirrorLink by providing drivers with extended access to some of the most popular music and audio apps of all time.”

To download RockScout, click here. To download Spotify for Android, click here. For general information, please visitwww.mirrorlink.com.

About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)

The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing MirrorLink® global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. The organization’s 100 members represent 70 percent of the world’s auto market, 70 percent of the global smartphone market and a who’s who of aftermarket consumer electronics vendors. For further information, please visitwww.mirrorlink.com.

Contacts

Finn Partners for the CCC
Katrina Estrella, 415-692-3058
katrina@finnpartners.com

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