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It's been a long time coming, but Spotify has finally launched in the U.S. As the latest entry into the online music service, Spotify is sure to turn the online music industry on its head.
So how do you get started? How does it work? Those questions, plus many more, will be answered while we help you get started using Spotify.
In concert with the U.S. launch of the music service Spotify this morning, the online reputation service Klout offered a deal: Early invitations to the free tier of Spotify service for the most influential people on Klout.
Nice idea. Too nice, perhaps. Interest in the Spotify deal caused a rush to Klout, and the service collapsed. For a period this morning, Klout users couldn't log in at all.
I talked with Klout CEO Joe Fernandez about this. I was curious how the two companies could underforecast demand so badly.
Ferndandez said that Klout has done about 50 of … Read more
Spotify has finally made its way to the U.S., successfully striking deals with all four of the major record labels to provide a unique music-streaming service, and Wilson's already a member with a premium account. If you're weren't lucky enough to get an invite to the party, we'll be selling them to the highest bidder.
In other news, Jeff's friend brings us news about a man in China who built an iPad clone from scratch, except I already have my eyes set on a Buy.com deal for an Archos 7" Android tablet for $90 shipped! If you already have the Archos, let me know if it's worth the money, or if I should wait for Amazon's tablet to launch in October.
All this plus e-mails from the public on today's podcast!The 404 Digest for Episode 860 Spotify lands in the United States. Chinese "hacker" makes iPad clone from scratch. Amazon to launch its own tablet in October. Episode 860 Subscribe in iTunes (audio) | Subscribe in iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
On today's show, we talk to Ken Parks, director of content at Spotify, who lays down the one rule of music licensing negotiations: you don't talk about music licensing negotiations! Plus, Amazon's tablet is incoming, 41 percent of Netflix users plan to take their ball and go home, and girl power at the Google science fair!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Spotify just launched in the US, giving American users the first taste of the highly anticipated streaming music service. Spotify provides native apps for your Mac or Windows machine, as well as iPhone and Android apps, all of which are really well done. If you have a Sonos system in your office or home, you are going to want to use your Spotify Premium account to get the most out of your Sonos.
It just so happens that Sonos has rolled out Spotify support. Read on to learn how to connect the two, and enjoy some quality music on a quality system. … Read more
You know something is good when it feels illegal. Such is the case with Spotify, the on-demand music-streaming service that seems too good to be true--or, certainly, too good to be free. Yet, here it is, the "celestial jukebox" we've been dreaming of since the days of illegal gorging on the original Napster. It's called Spotify, it's finally available in the U.S., and music fans have reason to cheer.
What it does What Spotify does is so simple and seemingly harmless, it's actually a sad comment on humanity that it counts as a … Read more
After months of delays, Spotify is now available in the United States. CNET's Donald Bell is taking an in-depth look at the online streaming service, but that doesn't mean the rest of us don't have a few things to say about it.
As with tastes in music, we're all coming from different viewpoints: I live in a nice little town outside of London and have been using Spotify for about a year; Rafe Needleman is our start-up guru; Dan Ackerman and Lori Grunin offer their takes as music fans who happen to be experts on PCs … Read more
Onkyo's network AV receivers already have an extensive suite of streaming music services and it's about to get better. Onkyo announced today that it will be adding the recently launched Spotify streaming music service to its network receivers via a firmware update. The update is already available for the TX-NR609 (which we reviewed last month), with the rest of its 2011 networked-enabled receivers to follow. Streaming Spotify on Onkyo receivers will require a premium Spotify account, so you'll need to pay $10 a month to access the service.
The Onkyo TX-NR609 is the first AV receiver we'… Read more
Spotify has its first groupie in Motorola Mobility.
On the heels of Spotify's official U.S. launch, Motorola said today it was the exclusive mobile device and tablet launch partner for the much-anticipated--and delayed--music streaming service. Motorola said it plans to offer its customers "coveted early access" to the service, and will launch a number of marketing campaigns in the coming weeks to promote the alliance.
Spotify will launch with an invite-only beta stage before opening the service to the public. Motorola customers who participate in specific marketing campaigns found on social media sites and at retail … Read more