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TechnologySpotify now lets you share music directly to Snapchat

19:46  09 september  2019
19:46  09 september  2019 Source:   theverge.com

Spotify ditches its Android homescreen widget

Spotify ditches its Android homescreen widget Spotify's latest Android update has riled some of its loyal users. The update removes the homescreen widget from Spotify's Android app. Now, to control functions like play, pause and skip, users must drag down the notification shade. While this may seem like a minor change to some, widgets are a prized Android feature, and nearly 2,000 users have petitioned the widget removal. It's unclear exactly why Spotify removed the widget, but the company seems to have felt its functions were redundant. In a statement, Spotify said, "We always take retiring features in Spotify very seriously. We're pouring our energy into new ways of creating the best experience for our users.

Take your videos on Snapchat to the next level by adding music ! If you have Spotify , choose and play a song. You can now go to Snapchat to record a video while the music is Whether you 're sharing with friends, or using in your marketing efforts, adding music to Snapchat videos is simple and clever.

Getting your music on Spotify . Content on Spotify is delivered either by a record label or a distributor. If you don’t currently work with a distributor, Spotify works with companies who can handle the licensing and distribution of your music and pay you the royalties you earn when listeners

Spotify is adding the ability to share whatever it is you’re listening to with a snap on Snapchat — long after other platforms like Instagram already got this same type of integration. So long as Snapchat is installed on the same device you’re using Spotify on, you’ll now see it appear in Spotify’s share menu.

Spotify now lets you share music directly to Snapchat© Image: Spotify

When chosen, Snapchat will automatically create a snap that includes song info and album art for the currently playing track. This can then be sent to your individual Snapchat friends or to your story. You can share individual songs, albums, playlists, or podcasts.

If you receive a Spotify share on Snapchat, you can just swipe up to start listening to whatever song was just sent your way. Direct sharing, which has become hugely popular on Instagram, was late in coming to Facebook Stories as well; the feature launched just last month. Snapchat sharing is rolling out “soon” for Spotify on Android and iPhone.

Spotify to Test More Expensive Subscriptions in Scandinavia

Spotify to Test More Expensive Subscriptions in Scandinavia Spotify Technology SA plans to sell a more-expensive version of its music service in Scandinavia, a test to see whether it can raise prices around the world, according to people familiar with the matter. Spotify will raise the price of its family plan by about 13%, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the increase hasn’t been announced. The test doesn’t mean Spotify will raise prices elsewhere or do so permanently in Scandinavia, they said. The company declined to comment. Raising prices could boost revenue in markets where Spotify already has a strong presence.

Spotify is introducing a new feature on Thursday allowing indie artists to share their music directly to its platform for free. Users will see a page allowing them to upload their music and artwork and pick a release date. The music won’t be instantly listenable to the app’s 180 million monthly users, a la

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Aside from clearly not being a top priority for Spotify, Snapchat will also soon face new competition beyond Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook is working on a new app called Threads that’s focused on sharing with close friends instead of a wider audience of online followers.

Snapchat is Spotify's latest music-sharing option.
Spotify addicts can soon share what tunes or podcasts they're listening to with their Snapchat friends. Through the share menu on songs, albums, playlists, artist profiles and podcasts, you'll be able to post whatever's grabbing your attention to Snapchat and Snapchat Stories if you have the latter app installed. If you see one of those shares in your Snapchat feed, you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen and tap to start listening to your friend's recommendation. The Snapchat share option will be available in the iOS and Android Spotify apps soon.

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