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How Spotify is shaping the next era of podcasting

Dave Zohrob first dabbled in podcasting in 2018 with a tech news show he recorded in his office broom closet. It got nearly 2,000 downloads on its first day.He now runs Chartable, one of the metrics startups that is helping take podcasting from a throwback to the quirky, peer-to-peer days of the early internet to…

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The iPhone and iPad Spotify app now includes home screen widgets

Tapping an entry doesn’t just take you to the song in the app—it starts playing it right away, saving you an extra tap. Many users will wish they could customize what appears in the list or that they could control playback, as they currently can in the Android widget. As the setup stands now, the…

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Get ready for more Spotify podcasts to become TV shows and movies

According to Deadline, part of the deal involves the two companies jointly hiring a development exec to work inside Spotify, finding projects worth pursuing and helping to invest where needed to beef up scripts in development. While it’s not clear if Spotify and Chernin have landed on the right person year, their arrangement has already…

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Spotify begins testing in-app polls for podcast episodes

“The Rewatchers” will be among the first podcasts to get Spotity’s new polling feature. Spotify Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by TechHive’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors Just a couple of months after rolling out video podcasts and charts for its most popular podcasts, Spotify has yet another podcasting feature…

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Spotify is testing polls to make podcasts more interactive

Spotify is still testing this feature, so it’s only available on a few podcasts to start. You’ll find it alongside The Rewatchables, Incredible Feats with Dan Cummins, Crime Countdown and more. During the test phase, about 90 percent of users across all markets will have access to Polls on iOS and Android devices. If you’re…

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Spotify CEO Defends Keeping Transphobic Joe Rogan Podcasts On-line

Image: Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty ImagesIn a Spotify all-hands company meeting on Wednesday, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek defended keeping transphobic content from hugely popular podcaster Joe Rogan on the audio platform, who earlier this year signed an exclusive licensing deal with the company likely worth tens of millions of dollars. Some staff inside the company feel…

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Spotify now lists virtual concert events by your favourite artists

Want to know when your favorite band is hitting the virtual road? Spotify can help. Spotify Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by TechHive’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors While attending live concerts is, for now, a thing of the past (or at least, it should be), virtual concerts are flourishing,…

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Is Spotify killing the top 40?

Something is happening to the way Americans listen to music. The most popular songs appear to be getting a little less popular.In early 2018, the top 40 songs on Spotify in the US would get a total of around 35 million streams on a typical Wednesday. In 2020, the 40 biggest hits rarely hit 30…

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Cancel Spotify: You can currently sign up for Amazon Music HD for free

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Julian Chokkattu/Digital TrendsIn these unpredictable times, the last thing we’re looking for is commitment. So many streaming services want you to sign up for years. Not Amazon. Right now, until August 18, the retail giant is offering a free three-month subscription…

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How to find your most played Spotify and Apple Music songs

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. We all like to think that we have refined taste in music, but often we end up listening to our guilty pleasures on loop. You must have heard a ton…