It looks like Apple and Spotify, two rivals in the streaming music race, are actually beginning to play nice.
Nearly two months after The Information first reported Spotify would be more seamlessly integrated into Apple's iOS, the big day is finally here. With its most recent update released Monday morning, version 8.5.26 of Spotify now has several new Apple-friendly options for users.
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In addition, Spotify now includes a dedicated app for the Apple TV set-top box, as mentioned in the release notes of the latest version of the app. With Siri support, you can now control your Spotify listening experience on devices like iPhone, iPad, Carplay, AirPods and HomePod (via AirPlay). Spotify is the best way to listen to music and podcasts on mobile or tablet. Search for any track, artist or album and listen for free. Make and share playlists. Build your biggest, best ever music collection. Get inspired with personal recommendations, and readymade playlists for just about eve. Apple TV app - logging in - every time! Submitted by pipaluk1 on 2019-10-08 10:27 AM Overjoyed to finally have Spotify on my Apple TV (HD 32GB) BUT I'm having to perform the pairing routine every time I use it. So I looked for the Spotify music app on Apple TV app store but it’s not there! Why is Spotify ignoring apple tv? I know i can AirPlay from my Apple devices but I’d rather have standalone apple tv play Spotify. This thread is archived.
The big update is Siri controls for Spotify. The catch? You'll need to specify that you want to play the track 'with Spotify' or else Siri will (of course) default to playing either from the library on your device or Apple Music. The Siri controls are available across the Apple product family: iPhone, iPad, Carplay, AirPods, and HomePod via AirPlay.
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There's also now a Spotify App for Apple TV users. And, in an extra little perk, Spotify will default to 'Data Saver' mode if you have your device's Low Data mode turned on.
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While this seems like something of a detente between two rivals, there's a monetary reason behind the whole deal, because of course there is.
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Spotify filed a complaint with the European Commission back in March that alleged Apple was collecting too hefty a 'tax' from subscriptions made through Apple's App Store. They also alleged that if they didn't allow Apple to collect that 'tax,' Apple would make block Spotify from, well, a lot of the integrations the two just introduced. (Spotify is hardly the only company to make 'unfair competition' allegations against Apple.)
Apple fired back, but the EU decided to launch an investigation into Apple's dealings anyway. And here we are.
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For what it's worth, despite the Apple Music challenge, Spotify continues to outpace its competitors in terms of overall subscribers, further giving this move by Apple an air of, 'if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.'