SoundCloud Makes Its Streams Sound Worse  [LINK]
SoundCloud users have accused the music streaming service from lowering the quality of its audio streams. SoundCloud stands accused of switching from streaming 128 kbps MP3s to 64 kbps Opus files. Which, at first sight, looks like a terrible decision... [Read More]
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You Can Now Unlock Pandora Premium by Watching Ads  [LINK]
Pandora boasts millions of users, but the vast majority of them listen to the free radio offering. Pandora Radio only lets you influence the songs being played by giving a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down. Which obviously isn’t as compelling as strea... [Read More]
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To fix SoundCloud, it must become the anti-Spotify  [LINK]
 Startups die by suicide, not competition. It wasn’t that anyone was stealing SoundCloud’s underground rappers, bedroom remixers and garage bands. SoundCloud stumbled because it neglected these hardcore loyalists as it wrongly s... [Read More]
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This Spotify Playlist Is Your Soundtrack for 2017  [LINK]
Spotify is clearly keen to bring 2017 to an early close, and to hurry proceedings up the streaming service has launched Your 2017 Wrapped. This is Spotify’s look back at your listening habits over the past 12 months, with statistics to peruse and a 100-song playlist full of your favorites. It would be a boring world if we all liked the same music. Thankfully, this isn’t the case, and w... [Read More]
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This Spotify Playlist Is Your Soundtrack for 2017  [LINK]
Spotify is clearly keen to bring 2017 to an early close, and to hurry proceedings up the streaming service has launched Your 2017 Wrapped. This is Spotify’s look back at your listening habits over the past 12 months, with statistics to peruse a... [Read More]
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5 Free SoundCloud Apps to Stream, Discover, or Download Music  [LINK]
SoundCloud often flies below the radar of streaming music services. But if you like listening to songs online for free, it’s as good an option as YouTube. And with the right apps, maybe even better. It’s a misconception that SoundCloud is... [Read More]
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Spooky Halloween Music to Download for Free  [LINK]
If Halloween had a soundtrack, the music we have compiled here would feature heavily. These creepy tracks could help get into the right mood for Halloween, especially if these screamer videos don’t quite do it for you. All tracks, EPs, and albu... [Read More]
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This Spotify Playlist Can Make You Feel Young Again  [LINK]
Spotify has a new playlist for you, and this one has the potential power to make you feel young again. Unless you are still young, in which case it has the power to transport you all the way back to 2012. “Your Time Capsule” is a literal ... [Read More]
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The 20 Best Movie Soundtracks on Spotify  [LINK]
What makes a good movie? An exciting plotline with surprising twists? Sure. Well-written characters? Definitely. But there’s one thing that you can appreciate even if those two criteria aren’t met. It’s not what you see, but what yo... [Read More]
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You Can Now Use Alexa in the Amazon Music App  [LINK]
Alexa is now available right from within the Amazon Music app on Android and iOS. Previously, Alexa could control your tunes via one of Amazon’s many hardware devices, including its Echo range. But she has now been given a new home in the Amazon Music app on your smartphone as well. I use Alexa to play music every single day, and have done since buying my Amazon Echo. However, this is only p... [Read More]
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You Can Now Use Alexa in the Amazon Music App  [LINK]
Alexa is now available right from within the Amazon Music app on Android and iOS. Previously, Alexa could control your tunes via one of Amazon’s many hardware devices, including its Echo range. But she has now been given a new home in the Amazo... [Read More]
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Amazon Echo Now Supports Multi-Room Music Streaming  [LINK]
Amazon is introducing multi-room music streaming. This means you can now stream music to multiple Echo speakers positioned in different rooms of your house. This is great news for those who host raucous house parties, but bad news for your neighbors. And my neighbors too for that matter. The Amazon Echo can do lots of different things, powering other smart devices, for example. However, for most o... [Read More]
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