The Sonos Controller app for Android found itself a much needed update this morning, bringing it to version 3.6. Included in the update is support for more tablets like the Kindle Fire, more Spotify features (new releases and top tracks), and the addition of Slacker Radio to its music services.
If you own any of their HiFi speaker systems, be sure to update the software on all of your portable devices, but on your PC and Macs as well.
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Spotify, one of the coolest streaming music services you’ll find, opened its invite doors to U.S. residents last week. There were no details or hints given as to when they might start sending out emails to those that signed up, but it appears as if it is happening now. ANd while we’ll admit that we are a little surprised to see it happening this early after all of those announced partnerships through companies like Motorola, we’re not going to complain. So go check your inboxes!
And if you haven’t signed up yet, be sure to do so here.
Spotify launched in the U.S. this morning and they’ve decided to partner exclusively with Motorola to hand out 10,000 invites. The service is essentially a closed beta right now, so this is your chance to sign up and get in the program early before the generally public. Moto appears to be only asking that you fill out a simple form for now – how they are choosing these 10K though, is beyond me. (Update: It looks like it’s the FIRST 10K to sign up. Go, go, go!) (more…)
Yep, it’s Spotify day here in the U.S. of A. The streaming music service that has been taking the rest of the world by storm is now available to all of you. Spotify allows its users to choose an unlimited number of their favorite tracks, make playlists out of them, listen to them offline and even enjoy them on mobile devices. It’s not like Pandora…at all. You can skip around, choose specific tracks, and never have to listen to the random no-name band that sort of sounds like the actual band you like. While we’re new to it as well, we have spent a few minutes with it this morning on both our Sonos system and phone and can already see that this will be our next overused music service.
We should point out that in order to gain mobile access, you’ll need a premium account which starts at $9.99 a month. There are free options though, if you are just looking to test out the service through a computer browser before making the paid leap.
More info can be found at the Spotify website. Everyone ready for this?
Spotify is officially on its way to the U.S. The music service that has taken a large chunk of Europe by storm might have finally received enough clearance by record labels here in the states to launch. For those not familiar, Spotify allows you to pick songs at will and without limitation on your desktops and mobile devices through both paid and free subscriptions. It’s apparently awesome. You can sign up to be notified of its arrival at the link below.