Like Amazon Music before it, YouTube Music has now enabled gapless playback. Gapless playback is uninterrupted playback of consecutive audio tracks. This is great for concept albums that are meant to be listened to from beginning to end with no breaks between songs. Read more at Android Headlines.
As reported by Adweek, Pandora has revamped their music streaming application to include personalized discovery of content. This dynamic feed updates according to your unique listening history and interests.
Google is now requiring hardware manufacturers to include YouTube Music as a preinstalled app on new Android 9 and 10 devices. Android 10 will likely not have Google Play Music preinstalled so it’s a safe bet that the reported sunsetting of Google Play Music is now underway.
Artists can now track real-time listener stats on the Spotify App. Artists can see who’s listening to their music, where they came from, and what similar artists they’re listening to. If you manage multiple Artists you can easily switch between them.
The new automated playlist is called Discovery Mix and it is designed to help subscribers find new music that matches their taste. Discovery Mix will come out every Wednesday and will feature 49 songs related to to subscribers listening history.
Amazon Music is now offering a new lossless tier called Amazon Music HD. Amazon will stream songs in the lossless FLAC file format in 16bit to 24 bit / 44.1kHz to 192kHz. This new tier competes directly with Tidal’s Hi-Fi tier, but at a lower price. Amazon is $14.99/month and Tidal is $19.99/month. Details can […]
Amazon announced two streaming tiers in Brazil. Amazon Music Unlimited with access to 50 million songs and Amazon Prime which adds access to 2 million ad-free on-demand songs to their Prime membership.
According to Android Central, Google’s YouTube Music has now expanded to 8 countries in the Middle East. They are Bahrain, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. This expansion now makes YouTube Music available in over 70 countries worldwide.
According to news sources, Spotify has acquired SoundBetter. SoundBetter is a music production marketplace that connects musicians with Mixing and Mastering Engineers, Producers, Songwriters, and fellow musicians.
Spotify just announced that users will soon be able share music and podcasts with friends on Snapchat. The new integration will allow users who have the Snapchat app to share their favorite tracks, playlists, albums, and podcasts right to Snapchat for sharing with friends directly or posting to their Stories.