Spotify is Becoming More Than Music: Look What The Service Can Do Now
Spotify just hit 50 million global subscribers and shows no signs of stopping its dominance in the music streaming world. The service has 40 million paying users and was named one the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company. However, Spotify is quickly making moves to become more than just a music streaming service, adding podcasts and video, as well integrating with different apps. If you’ve downloaded the Spotify app, you may be missing out on some great features you didn’t know existed. Here’s a look at how Spotify is evolving to becoming an essential app in your busy life, whether it’s during your morning commute, your evening run, or all of the hours in between.
Spotify Meets Waze
If you love streaming music during your daily commute, then this first feature is for you, Android users. Spotify announced on March 14 that they teamed up with Waze and brought your music right into the Waze app, so you can access directions, trafific info and your music all at once, without having to switch between apps. Once you’ve opened the Spotify app, the new feature will let you navigate with Waze within the Spotify app, then follow your route with your music still playing. You also have access to your Spotify playslists so you can change tracks or switch up your tunes. Spotify also built in a safety feature for those who are driving: once the car is at a complete stop, one tap lets you go between the apps for seamless listening. So far, Spotify hasn’t announced when we can expect the integration to be available for the Spotify iOS app.
Preview Music in the Spotify App
Want to hear a song in a preview format, and not listen to the whole track just yet? Press and hold on the song’s title, and you’ll hear a preview without having to leave your current playlist or stream. That’s not all, as you can also preview albums and playlists with the same gestures as well. This is a much quicker way to see if you’re interested in hearing a song or album, especially if you’re a little bit picky on your music choices.