Last week, Instagram surprised us all with an unannounced Instagram Lite application for Android. Instagram doesn’t compete on the same floor as Spotify, but the company behind the popular music streaming service seems to have followed suite to stay on top of the growing competition. Without announcing a new app, Spotify has released Spotify Lite on the Play Store in open beta and some users are seeing it.
Instagram has received quite a few updates over the last several weeks, all of which have brought not just bug fixes and improvements, but new features. The newest update that will begin rolling out soon will be the biggest one in recent memory. This is next-gen stuff aimed at improving the overall app experience.
Spotify has been doing a lot to differentiate and many have been expecting a substantial update to land for the music-streaming service. That update has arrived today comprising a handful of new features.
Music streaming service, Spotify, has hinted at possible hardware on one of its job listings. We know the company for their paid music service available on major platforms, which is one of the more popular among today’s consumers. Though, the possibility of a smartwatch or wearable seems to be on the cards.
Amazon has plans to enter the paid music market and challenge the dominance of Spotify and Apple Music with two of its own projects. The first service will compete directly with rivals and allow customers to access and play their music on any device without restrictions for just $10 per month. It also includes popular features such as unlimited ad-free music and offline playback.
A new report suggests that music-streaming service, Spotify, has hit 100 million active users. 30 million of these active users are currently paying for the service.