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Technology Spotify drops the 10,000-song cap on libraries

19:08  26 may  2020
19:08  26 may  2020 Source:   engadget.com

Spotify's web player works with Safari again

  Spotify's web player works with Safari again In 2017, Spotify’s Safari web player vanished without any explanation. Users were forced to use another browser or the native Mac app. Now, just as mysteriously, Spotify has added Safari back to its list of approved browsers. After almost three years, loyal Safari users can finally listen to Spotify in the browser once again. It’s always been a little strange that Spotify didn’t work in Safari. Even Google’s music service works fine with the browser. Of course, the public beta of Apple Music’s web player is also compatible.Spotify made the change quietly and without any announcement. It was spotted by a Reddit user and reported by 9to5Mac.

a black computer mouse on a table: A phone displaying the Spotify app resting on a pair of headphones. A phone displaying the Spotify app resting on a pair of headphones.

At long last, Spotify is dropping the 10,000-song limit on My Library, so you’ll be able to save as many tracks and albums as you like for easier access to them. You won’t need to remove any tunes to make space for new ones anymore.

It’s a welcome quality-of-life update, which has been a common request from many users for years. For instance, it’ll be a boon for folks who save a ton of tracks from playlists and those who pre-save upcoming albums from their favorite artists. The change is rolling out now, so don’t worry too much if you still see the “all filled up” notification when you try to add something else. The update will reach your account soon.

However, your Spotify experience still won’t be truly unfettered. Playlists remain capped at 10,000 tracks each, and Premium members can download up to that many tracks on five different devices for offline listening. That might leave you in a slightly annoying position of not being able to download your entire library onto your phone.

Good news for parents: Spotify launches standalone app for kids in the U.S. .
Spotify announced Tuesday that the family-friendly app has been bolstered with 30% more songs, playlists, stories and other streamable content.Last year, Spotify began beta testing a family-friendly version of its app for premium customers in select countries. Now, with more kids increasingly spending time at home, the music streaming app is launching Spotify Kids in the U.S. and it comes complete with a "Wash Your Hands" playlist that offers youngsters hygiene tips in the age of coronavirus.

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