Spotify Just Snapped Up Another Podcast Company

Streaming giant Spotify spot has acquired podcasting company Parcast. The deal, announced Tuesday morning, is another step in Spotify’s shift from music to audio. Parcast is the studio behind popular shows including Cults, Serial Killers and Mythology, and has more than 20 new podcasts slated to launch later this year. Despite having more than 200 […]

Spotify Wants You to Listen to Less Music

Spotify’s $340 million play for podcasts is not just an attempt to dominate every facet of your audio experience–though Spotify would certainly like that, too. Following its recent acquisitions of Gimlet, a podcast production house, and Anchor, a broadcasting app for podcast creators, CEO Daniel Ek wrote in the company blog that the moves were […]

Apple Fires Back at Spotify in Escalating App Store Feud

Apple Inc. fired back at Spotify Technology SA’s antitrust complaint, saying the music streaming giant wants all the benefits of its app store without contributing to the marketplace. The iPhone maker said the App Store contributed to Spotify becoming the business it is today, a public company that generates over a billion dollars of revenue […]

Spotify Says Apple Has an ‘Unfair Advantage’ in New EU Complaint

The battle between Apple and Spotify has intensified. In a blog post on Wednesday, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said that his streaming audio company has filed a complaint against Apple with the European Union’s competition watchdog, alleging the iPhone maker of using its App Store to “purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense […]

Spotify Premium Now Comes With Free Hulu Streaming—For a Limited Time

Spotify Premium subscribers now have a new streaming perk. Individual Spotify Premium users who pay $9.99 per month for access to the company’s streaming music can now get free access to Hulu’s streaming television shows and movies. The offer is available on Hulu’s ad-supported version, which means Spotify Premium users will still need to watch […]