Spotify http://www.stuff.tv/spotify/features en-GB Fully Charged: Spotify plays to count towards BBC music charts, The Order: 1886's staggering PS4 visuals http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/fully-charged-lufthansa-stream-flight-movies-your-tablet-spotify-plays-count-towards-b <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our daily dive into what’s happening in the world of gadgets and tech </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lufthansa to stream in-flight movies to your tablet" alt="Lufthansa to stream in-flight movies to your tablet" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lufthansa-a321.jpg?1392826977" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lufthansa to stream in-flight entertainment to tablets and smartphones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>German airline Lufthansa is dragging in-flight entertainment into the 21st century with BoardConnect, a new streaming system. Developed in-house, the system can wirelessly streams movies, TV shows, music and more to Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices.</p> <p>The content is stored on a server aboard the plane and distributed to passengers&rsquo; phones and tablets via several wireless access points. An app is required too, and once installed it&rsquo;ll also allow flyers to order food and drink.</p> <p>Because it uses passengers&rsquo; own tablets and phones rather than expensive built-in screens and controllers, BoardConnect will be a long-term money-saving solution for any airlines that install it. Virgin Australia already uses the system, and 20 Lufthansa Airbus A321s will have it by the summer.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/tablets/inflight-entertainment-will-soon-be-beamed-straight-to-your-tablet-1225683">TechRadar</a>]</strong></p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/35402320@N00/3414419745/in/photolist-6cHN2X-6cHNer-6d9uaw-6gfirk-6z3WEr-6XjYrf-7aekMc-7mTM2x-7vvm6P-7vFDno-drsafu-dmgRKA-hVG4ym-eCdtiE-9L6e8n-dzbA7m-dd4tcF-dBstqV-djk425-dpKb93-bFBtMi-8g35y8-fujx43-eHbcBP-ewLPJL-9JmFe1-8r8PK1-8r5HgM-dLix87-dQM7zd-hjAGsp-dihSQn-fLLVuC-fSHFtk-fKBCiM-cAat89-8VidvZ-fe5U6Y-9PkYT8-eoBgoW-fLM8Dq-cJqdgq-bHobL6-cMS1H9-bure2b-cbJQQq-expgSR-ek8tkw-duruCb-8zhLb5-bUnBy4">daspaddy</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Order: 1886 gameplay trailer shows off stunning next-gen visuals </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Order: 1886 could well be the first must-have exclusive for the PlayStation 4 &ndash; a &ldquo;killer app&rdquo; of a game that could entice yet more millions of people into purchasing Sony&rsquo;s console. Until now, we hadn&rsquo;t seen the actual game in action, but a new trailer shows in-game footage of the third-person action title, and ably demonstrates how the developers have managed to seamlessly move from CGI-quality cutscenes to gameplay.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VxDkIxdK8TA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Streaming plays will now count toward BBC Radio 1’s pop music chart </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Spotify and other streaming services will now have a direct effect on BBC Radio 1&rsquo;s pop chart, according to the station&rsquo;s Head of Music George Ergatoudis.</p> <p>Previously, the chart was determined by airplay as well physical and download sales. The BBC&rsquo;s change of stance is an acknowledgement that the way people, particularly young people, listen to music has fundamentally changed over the past few years. For many teenagers, the idea of buying CDs in a bricks-and-mortar shop is so outdated it might as well be on an episode of Downton Abbey. Oleg Formenko, founder and CEO of Bloom.fm, one of the streaming services that is to be used from now on, had this to say of the BBC&#39;s decision: &quot;It&rsquo;s great news that the UK charts are set to become more reflective of how Brits - especially younger people - actually consume music. &nbsp;Without this, the charts would just become reflective of a declining group of older music fans, who consume music in waning formats.&quot;</p> <p>The US Billboard chart has been taking streaming plays into account since the late 2000s, and more recently has incorporated YouTube plays into its equation. The Beeb is yet to do that, although with the video service becoming a de facto music player for many teenagers, it&rsquo;s probably only a matter of time before that changes.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2329503/bbc-radio-1-pop-charts-to-include-spotify-streaming-plays">The Inquirer</a>]</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/spotify-reveals-unlimited-free-web-player-streaming/news">Spotify reveals unlimited free web player streaming</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Streaming plays will now count toward BBC Radio 1’s pop music chart" alt="Streaming plays will now count toward BBC Radio 1’s pop music chart" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spotify-logo_1.jpg?1392826977" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Post ice storm Slovenia documented in stunning drone footage </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Slovenia has been wracked by three days of devastating ice storms, the worst in living memory &ndash; but the results are eerily beautiful. And thanks to one camera drone owning YouTube user, you can see for yourself. Check out the aerial footage above. </p><p>The drone used to make the video was the <a href="http://www.sishobby.com/home/84-detachy-6.html">DetachY-6</a>, a hexacopter available for a shade under &pound;500 (not including camera, gimbal or flight controller).</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/dji/dji-phantom-2-vision-quadcopter-drone/review">DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter drone review</a>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/c0kLFbyBbAQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Guardians of the Galaxy: Full Trailer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The full trailer for Marvel&#39;s superheroes-in-space flick Guardians of the Galaxy is out now. It stars Parks and Recreation&#39;s Chris Pratt as space hero &quot;Star-Lord,&quot; Avatar&#39;s Zoe Saldana as an alien warrior woman (green, this time, not blue), wrestler Dave Bautista as an alien warrior man (also green), Bradley Cooper as a raccoon and Vin Diesel as a tree. Doctor Who&#39;s Karen Gillan is in it, too. But not her hair.</p> <p>It&#39;s probably going to be the most insane film of the year, so sit back and enjoy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pTZ2Tp9yXyM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> PlayStation 4 Spotify Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:03:21 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1432549 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Lego Ghostbusters are official, the hidden treasures of Spotify and the 70mph Little Tikes hot hatch http://www.stuff.tv/lego/fully-charged-lego-ghostbusters-are-official-and-little-tikes-toy-car-becomes-70mph-hot-hatch/n <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Come on in to discover all that’s new and wonderful in the world of tech this morning </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="It’s official: Ghostbusters Lego is coming" alt="It’s official: Ghostbusters Lego is coming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ghostbusters-lego.jpg?1391220196" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s official: Ghostbusters Lego is coming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>30 years after Ghostbusters was released, Peter Venkman and chums are finally getting the recognition they deserve: a Lego set. Lego has announced that it&rsquo;ll be launching a box featuring minifigures of the four Ghostbusters alongside their ECTO-1 ambulance transport.</p> <p>The set is coming courtesy of Cuusoo, which is basically Lego&rsquo;s answer to Kickstarter: users can propose Lego sets and, if the public like them enough, they can become official products. <a href="http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/36088" target="_blank">Brent Waller&rsquo;s brainchild for a Ghostbusters package</a> has gained over 10,000 supporters &ndash; and Lego had to sit up and take notice.</p> <p>The final design may vary somewhat from Waller&rsquo;s vision, but Lego will reveal that &ndash; as well as pricing and availability &ndash; later in the year.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://blog.lego.cuusoo.com/" target="_blank">Cuusoo blog</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Little Tikes car re-imagined as 70mph adult version </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The sight of a Little Tikes pedal car will bring back happy memories for many a British child &ndash; but if you catch a glimpse of John Bitmead&rsquo;s version you may think something is a little off. And rightly so.</p> <p>Bitmead has built an adult-sized version of the red and yellow coupé. Powered by a petrol engine and equipped with working headlights, an airbag and mirrors, it&rsquo;s capable of comfortably* transporting two fully-grown men at up to 70mph.</p> <p>Bitmead spent over 1,000 hours (and &pound;4,000) realising the car, which he plans to drive from John O&rsquo;Groats to Lands End for charity.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-25955249" target="_blank">BBC News</a>]</strong></p> <p>* <em>It doesn&rsquo;t have windows or a windscreen, so comfort may depend on the weather conditions</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Little Tikes car re-imagined as 70mph adult version" alt="Little Tikes car re-imagined as 70mph adult version" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/little-tikes.jpg?1391220196" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Forgotify app plays only unheard Spotify songs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Astoundingly, there are around four million songs in Spotify&rsquo;s library that have never been listened to. Not even once. That&rsquo;s around a fifth of all the tracks on there. And a new web app aims to reduce that number.</p> <p><a href="http://forgotify.com/" target="_blank">Forgotify</a> plays Spotify songs that have never been played before. Click its button and your ears will be treated to a virgin tune, a track that has lain dormant and unloved on the service until you came along. We can&rsquo;t promise the songs you hear will be any good (in fact we strongly suspect they won&rsquo;t), but you can sleep easy knowing you&rsquo;re responsible for making some struggling musician&rsquo;s day (via a royalty payment in the region of 0.00005p).</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/30/forgotify-only-plays-spotify-songs-that-no-one-has-ever-played-before/" target="_blank">TechCrunch</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Forgotify app plays only unheard Spotify songs" alt="Forgotify app plays only unheard Spotify songs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/forgotify.jpg?1391220196" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dogecoin funding another unlikely Winter Olympian </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Mere days after <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/fully-charged-dogecoin-saves-jamaican-bobsleigh-team-samsung-puts-tablets-your-coffee-shop/news" target="_blank">raising the money to send a broke Jamaican bobsleigh team to the Sochi Winter Olympics</a>, the meme-inspired crypto-currency has done it again &ndash; this time with Indian luge contender Shiva Keshavan.</p> <p>The Dogecoin Foundation, in conjunction with Reddit&rsquo;s Dogecoin community, has raised over US$6,000 (&pound;3,650) in donations for Keshavan, allowing him to compete in the event. The group is apparently in the process of raising travel funding for two more Indian athletes.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.dailydot.com/lifestyle/dogecoin-india-olympics-shiva-keshavan/" target="_blank">The Daily Dot</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nrZ_MFoWo00" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Lego Spotify Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:48:42 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1431870 at http://www.stuff.tv Spotify reveals unlimited free web player streaming http://www.stuff.tv/music/spotify-reveals-unlimited-free-web-player-streaming/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The music streaming giant ditches all limits for web player users ahead of the Beats Music launch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Spotify reveals unlimited free web player streaming" alt="Spotify reveals unlimited free web player streaming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spotify-logo_1.jpg?1389922080" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hot on the heels of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/spotify-offer-free-streaming-service-android-and-ios/news">bringing its free streaming service to Android and iOS</a>, Spotify has announced that it has removed all limitations for streaming free ad-supported music on its web player.</p> <p>Up until now, Spotify put an hourly cap on how much free music non-premium users could listen to each month after a six month trial period, but that&rsquo;s been abolished from today.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video 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class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stream any app you like to every room in the house </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jongo Family" alt="Jongo Family" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Jongo_Family_Vibrant.jpg?1389620972" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We reckon that if there was one thing that could put off prospective purchasers of Pure&#39;s cracking <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/jongo-s3/pure-jongo-s3-now-available-bringing-multiroom-music-masses/news" target="_blank">Jongo</a> multi-room system, it was the fact that the only music streaming service available on it was <a href="http://connect.pure.com/p#!/us" target="_blank">Pure Connect</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tom-parsons" title="View user profile.">Tom Parsons</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The science bit </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Unlike with a system such as <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sonos/sonos-play1/review" target="_blank">Sonos</a>, which accesses streaming services directly through the interwebs, the Pure system allows you to send audio from any app on your Android or iOS phone or tablet to a single Jongo via Bluetooth. It&#39;s then sent on to every other Jongo in the house using Pure&#39;s own fancy Caskeid tech, which ensures every speaker is perfectly synchronised.</p> <p>At least, that&#39;s how it works in Phase 1, which is launching any day now. Phase 2 sees Pure making the Caskeid App Dev Kit available to other services, which should mean direct Wi-Fi support is available for many in the near future.</p> <p>Hooray for openness and flexibility! We&#39;ll report back as soon as we&#39;ve been able to go hands-on with the new features.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pure Jongos to support Spotify" alt="Pure Jongos to support Spotify" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC01792.JPG?1389620972" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/jongo/pure-jongos-now-play-nice-spotify-and-every-other-music-streaming-service/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/jongo/pure-jongos-now-play-nice-spotify-and-every-other-music-streaming-service/news#comments CES 2014 Jongo Pure Pure Connect Spotify Mon, 06 Jan 2014 03:58:13 +0000 Tom Parsons 1430701 at http://www.stuff.tv The best gets better: Spotify now has a free streaming service for Android and iOS http://www.stuff.tv/android/spotify-offer-free-streaming-service-android-and-ios/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Finally, smartphone and tablet users can get in on some free Spotify streaming action </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Spotify to offer free streaming service for Android and iOS" alt="Spotify to offer free streaming service for Android and iOS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spotify-mobile_0.jpg?1386858749" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Spotify has announced that it&#39;s extending its free&nbsp;ad-supported music streaming service to Android and iOS devices.</p> <p>The freebie service allows smartphone users to stream music from Spotify&#39;s radio stations, other users they follow on the service and artist mixes (which allow you to listen through any artist you like&#39;s back catalogue without interruption from &#39;related artists) from your smartphone with no listening cap.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/spotify-offer-free-streaming-service-android-and-ios/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/android/spotify-offer-free-streaming-service-android-and-ios/news#comments Android iOS Music Smartphones Spotify Streaming Tablets Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:21:40 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1430011 at http://www.stuff.tv Report: Spotify’s free service is coming to mobile http://www.stuff.tv/music/report-spotify-s-free-service-coming-mobile/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smartphone listeners will no longer require a Premium account, according to the Wall Street Journal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Report: Spotify’s free service is coming to mobile" alt="Report: Spotify’s free service is coming to mobile" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spotify-mobile.jpg?1386380717" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Spotify&rsquo;s mobile music streaming will soon be available for free, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.</p> <p>At present, anyone wishing to use Spotify on their phone or tablet must have a Premium account (&pound;9.99 per month), but the company is apparently planning to change that by making an ad-supported mobile service available. At present, Spotify offers free streaming only through its desktop app.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio, not on-demand </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But this new mobile version won&rsquo;t just be the full-fat Spotify on-demand service with a few ads sprinkled in. While there&rsquo;ll be a limited number of on-demand songs available, it&rsquo;ll be more like Pandora or Apple&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/itunes-radio-will-be-huge-whether-you-it-or-not/feature" target="_blank">iTunes Radio</a>, playing a choice of songs based on the user&rsquo;s input. Essentially you&rsquo;ll pick a few &lsquo;example&rsquo; tracks or genres, but Spotify will choose the actual songs and the order in which they&rsquo;re played.</p> <p>Spotify is holding a press event on 11th December in New York, so if this rumour has legs we&rsquo;re going to hear all the gory details then. Stay tuned.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/SB10001424052702304096104579240432005003354-lMyQjAxMTAzMDAwNTEwNDUyWj" target="_blank">Wall Street Journal</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Apps and Games Music Spotify Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:31:39 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1429840 at http://www.stuff.tv Drop everything and try: BBC Playlister http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/drop-everything-and-try-bbc-playlister/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Listen to Zane Lowe or 6Music religiously but forgot to update those offline Spotify playlists? BBC Playlister will do all the remembering, searching and, well, playlisting for you </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BBC playlister app Spotify desktop " alt="BBC playlister app Spotify desktop " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bbc-playlister-spotify-app-1.png?1381509348" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Radio is dead, long live radio!</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/playlister">BBC's Playlister service</a>&nbsp;is now live in beta, proving to the naysayers that national radio and international streaming services can be bedmates. It lets you access tracks and lists of music that are being played on BBC Radio and export them to services like Spotify – completing the new-age music Circle of Life from first listen/recommendation to constant streaming and sharing.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spotify, YouTube and Deezer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Everyone loves a perfectly crafted playlist – but the BBC isn't suggesting you spitshine yours, mummify and worship it for centuries to come. Instead, the idea is for you to export it – to Spotify, YouTube or Deezer – so you can actually listen again. Have a go now, it works perfectly.</p> <p>But there are a few early hiccups and limits – due to technical problems you can't export to Spotify from the <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/playlister">Playlister site</a> in a mobile browser yet, though desktop is fine and Deezer and YouTube don't seem to have had the same issues.</p> <p>There are also limits to the number of tracks that can be exported in one go. For Spotify, it's your most recent 85 tracks; for YouTube it's around 200 – but there's a handy notification. And right now, you can only delete one track at a time but we're told block deleting is on its way too.</p> <p>Plus, of course, since many of the DJs' life work is about discovering new music, their chosen tunes may not appear in your streaming service's library of tracks. Again, a notification pops up with how many tracks it offers – we'd guess YouTube will have the most available but the two streaming services offer better quality and – if you pay – no ads.</p> <p>We'd hope that the likes of Spotify will begin using curators like BBC Radio DJs to source new artists and get them onto the streaming service. But in our first day of using Playlister, we haven't been too disappointed with the number of tracks we can get hold of.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BBC playlister app Spotify desktop Trevor Nelson " alt="BBC playlister app Spotify desktop Trevor Nelson " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bbc-playlister-spotify-app-2.png?1381509348" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="BBC Playlister desktop app playlist export " alt="BBC Playlister desktop app playlist export " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BBC-playlister-app-desktop-playlist-3.png?1381509348" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BBC Playlister app in Spotify </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you're a desktop Spotify user, head straight to App Finder and download the free BBC Playlister app which complements the service offered on the BBC's own site. This way you bypass signing into the BBC, exporting to Spotify and can just get straight into the playlists of individual radio shows. In fact, it's an easier way to try out Playlister – on the BBC site you can't even filter by station yet but within Spotify you can click straight on your presenter's mug to Follow them.</p> <p>Music from Match of the Day 2 and documentaries like Nile Rodgers: The Hitmaker (from BBC Four) is already live too and it's a taster of things to come.</p> <p>If you want to listen to a lot of bleeding edge, hipster music that you don't think will be on Spotify, sign up at <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/playlister">bbc.co.uk</a> so you can try out BBC Playlister with Deezer and YouTube too. If even those services can't conjure up the discs Lauren Laverne is spinning this week, you might need to venture into a damp basement record store. Good luck to you.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Drop everything and try: BBC Playlister </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bbc-playlister_0.jpg?1381509348" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/drop-everything-and-try-bbc-playlister/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/drop-everything-and-try-bbc-playlister/news#comments BBC Spotify Thu, 10 Oct 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Sophie Charara 1427718 at http://www.stuff.tv Spotify: "We want to be on every platform" http://www.stuff.tv/google/spotify-google-glass-app-user-request/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The music streaming giant isn&#039;t stopping at smartphones, Bluetooth speakers and cars – it wants to be on our wrists and faces too </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Spotify iPad app " alt="Spotify iPad app " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spotify-ipad-app.png?1381348905" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Spotify's marking its fifth birthday with <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/node/1427633">BBC Playlister</a> app integration.</p> <p>That means&nbsp;you can export playlists of music from Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show, Later.. with Jools Holland and er, The Voice straight to the streaming service from the BBC with a discovery zone within Spotify itself.&nbsp;But, as ever, the streaming music service has one eye on new apps and platforms.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &#039;Cars, wearables, chipsets in your head&#039; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What's next for the reigning Swedes then? Owen Smith, a product owner at Spotify, says most of the apps and features that the Spotify 'community' requests, they're already working on. But while almost any Spotify employees can submit ideas for new platforms, whether or not it happens depends on the cold, hard data.</p> <p>"We could say let's build an app for this nascent mobile platform that's being developed in Taiwan – that has four users. That might not happen," Smith says.&nbsp; "But this other platform, for example, is exploding so let's build an app for that definitely. We want to be on every platform, it's just a matter of priorities." Like Google Glass? Smith says it's been requested by Spotify users.</p> <p>And while there's no confirmation of Spotify apps for <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/glass/video-how-amazing-google-glass-real-life/video">Glass</a> or smartwatches like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-gear/samsung-galaxy-gear/review">Galaxy Gear</a>, it's all about mobile. Spotify is already one of Ford's partners on its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ford/hands-fords-applink-car-smartphone-set-just-got-whole-lot-more-useful/news">in-car AppLink platform</a>, which uses your smartphone instead of a fancy dashboard system. "Mobile devices have two year life spans and car manufacturers have three year lead times. I think this is where it's headed for car manufacturers. A lot of this is going towards using mobile, wearables, chipsets in your head.."</p> <p>Spotify, if you want to build an app for a chip in our brain – take us, we're yours.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Google Glass" alt="Google Glass" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-glass-app-spotify-lucy.png?1381348905" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/spotify-google-glass-app-user-request/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/spotify-google-glass-app-user-request/news#comments Google Spotify Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:31:41 +0000 Sophie Charara 1427689 at http://www.stuff.tv Revo SuperConnect brings Spotify's 20 million-strong library to your tabletop http://www.stuff.tv/radio/revo-superconnect-brings-spotifys-20-million-strong-library-your-tabletop/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Revo&#039;s all-in-one superbox looks set to cover all of your musical bases </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Revo SuperConnect brings Spotify&#039;s 20 million-strong library to your tabletop" alt="Revo SuperConnect brings Spotify&#039;s 20 million-strong library to your tabletop" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/revo-super-connect.jpg?1381201161" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Revo has launched the SuperConnect Hybrid radio - the first radio to serve listeners with Spotify's new Connect feature.</p> <p>The SuperConnect combines over 16,000 internet and normal radio stations with Spotify's huge 20 million-strong streaming library to ensure that your ears will never be left wanting for fresh music.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spotify Connect </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Spotify Connect function means that Spotify premium listeners can listen to every single track directly from Spotify's own servers while smartphones and tablets act as remote controls.</p> <p>You can also instantly carry on listening from where you've left off on your device once you've walked through the door.</p> <p>The Revo SuperConnect will be out on 8 November but&nbsp;you&nbsp;can pre-order it&nbsp;right&nbsp;now&nbsp;for £250.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/revo-superconnect-spotify.jpg?1381201161" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eh? Can&#039;t my Sonos do that? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not quite.&nbsp;Sonos and other desktop radios with Spotify streaming don't have Spotify Connect - the Revo is the first desktop radio that does. It means that whatever track you're listening to on your phone can be transferred to the Revo when you get home, but rather than relying on lossy Bluetooth to stream the music from your phone, the Revo sets up its own direct, high-quality stream from Spotify's servers. You phone just becomes a remote control. It's a bit like <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-chromecast/review">Google Chromecast</a>, but for music.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/radio/revo-superconnect-brings-spotifys-20-million-strong-library-your-tabletop/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/radio/revo-superconnect-brings-spotifys-20-million-strong-library-your-tabletop/news#comments Radio Revo Spotify Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:13:44 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1427586 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Spotify adds new features, The Hobbit gets a new trailer, and the toothbrush that only takes six seconds http://www.stuff.tv/spotify/fully-charged-spotify-adds-new-features-hobbit-gets-new-trailer-and-toothbrush-only-takes-si <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start the day the right way – with this datablast of top tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Spotify adds new features" alt="Spotify adds new features" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spotify-spotlight.jpg?1380764215" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spotify’s new Spotlight throws focus on rising stars </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Spotify has just launched <a href="https://play.spotify.com/browse/article/view/78749">Spotlight</a>, a new feature that aims to showcase rising stars not only by pointing users towards their recorded music but to live sessions, interviews and editorial content.</p> <p>Spotlight has already kicked off in Spotify’s web player with two acts: Lorde and Haim. It’s a push to call either of these “unknown”, as both have enjoyed plenty of buzz in recent months, but still, it’s nice to see Spotify actively trying to push new music.</p> <p>Spotify is also casting its eye back to classic albums with the new <a href="http://www.spotify-landmark.com/">Landmark</a> website, a stylishly-designed page that acts as a sort of “web show” concerned with the making of well-loved records by interspersing songs with interviews, videos and commentary. The first is Nirvana’s In Utero, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Watch the new trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Warner Bros. Pictures has released an official “main trailer” for the upcoming second part of The Hobbit trilogy: The Desolation of Smaug. We won’t spoil it but it features Legolas, Lost’s Evangeline Lilly as an elf and the most we’ve seen of the treasure-hoarding dragon Smaug so far.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/mbOEknbi4gQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scribd’s “Netflix for books” service goes live </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Scribd has launched a service that gives you access to unlimited ebooks in exchange for a US$8.99 (£5.50) monthly fee. It works on Android and iOS devices (and in any web browser), and unlike Oyster, which launched a similar subscription-based “all you can eat” service a few weeks ago, isn’t restricted to US subscribers (although book availability varies depending on the country you’re in). There are around 100,000 books available including Arthur C. Clarke’s Rama II, Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist and Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. You can start a free monthly trial by registering at <a href="http://www.scribd.com/subscribe">scribd.com</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Scribd’s “Netflix for books” service goes live" alt="Scribd’s “Netflix for books” service goes live" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/scribd.jpg?1380695582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Blizzident: a 3D-printed toothbrush that cleans your teeth in six seconds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It might resemble a torture device, but the Blizzident is a product that has the potential to shake up the toothbrush market and cut the time its takes for your morning ablutions at the same time. Resembling a double gumshield lined with bristles, it’s 3D printed from a dentist’s impression of your mouth and thus fits perfectly into every nook and cranny of your gnashers. It’s so efficient that according to its makers it performs a full teeth-brushing in just six seconds. The downside? It costs US$300 (£185). [Source: <a href="http://www.blizzident.com/">Blizzident</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ukdV3aQc8jY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Spotify Tue, 01 Oct 2013 20:43:48 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1427327 at http://www.stuff.tv Hands-on: Ford's AppLink in-car smartphone set-up just got a whole lot more useful http://www.stuff.tv/ford/hands-fords-applink-car-smartphone-set-just-got-whole-lot-more-useful/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hooking up Spotify to Ford cars via your phone is old news – but Ford&#039;s announced a whole heap of nifty voice-controlled apps. And we&#039;ve had a play </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ford AppLink" alt="Ford AppLink" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ford-applink-hands-on-IFA-press.jpg?1379184775" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ford has some big ideas about the future of apps – and of all the big car manufacturers, it understands that not everyone's on the lookout for a fancy in-car entertainment system.</p> <p>We want to hook our iPhone or Android up to the motor in question via Bluetooth and use our existing apps in a car-friendly way. And with 5,000 developers downloading Ford's SDK to make their apps compatible with its SYNC platform, it looks like app-enabled cars could soon become a reality.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All Your Existing Apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The beauty of the AppLink system is that everything's synced up and ready to go as soon as you plump your behind down in the car. The voice recognition doesn't rely on your phone's capabilities or the likes of Google Voice; instead, it uses Ford's own tech to keep things consistent. App developers can give Ford vocab to plug in to this voice tech so that for instance, you can search for artists and playlists hands-free when using Spotify.</p> <p>Using basic voice commands, we instructed the TomTom app to give us directions to a friend's address – taken from a list of contacts – with no fuss and zero prodding or fumbling about with satnavs. Ford has just announced a voice activated Hotels.com app, too – but since we don't usually book hotels in our car, we tested out the Autoread app instead.</p> <p>Created with Deutsche Telecom, Autoread can read emails and text messages out to you and take dictations. It's also handy, as we found out in our demo, for reading out the morning's RSS feeds from pre-defined categories so you can get a personalised news bulletin on the way to work. The overall experience wasn't the smoothest but Ford assures us it will get better and better the next few months.</p> <p>A note on accents: Brits might struggle with SYNC's voice recognition when in the UK - according to Ford, the system prefers American pronunication and even European speakers' accents when speaking to English to the British accent. So that might explain a couple of the hiccups we had – but we're willing to reserve judgement for a test of the final SYNC and AppLink software when that's ready.</p> <p>Unless European legislation makes access to emergency services a mandatory feature of in-car systems – which it easily could – Ford's ploughing on with the smartphone route. Even if these laws are passed, Ford says that it's committed to letting its drivers use their existing apps in a driving-friendly, distraction-free way. That gets a thumbs up from us.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ford AppLink" alt="Ford AppLink" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ford-applink-hands-on-IFA-1.JPG?1379184775" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Ford AppLink" alt="Ford AppLink" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ford-applink-hands-on-IFA-2.JPG?1379184775" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Ford AppLink" alt="Ford AppLink" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ford-applink-hands-on-IFA-3.JPG?1379184775" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When Can I Get AppLink? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Ford EcoSport is the only European model to offer this beefed up AppLink and Sync set-up. But with Ford's "App Catalog" rolling out across Europe and an open source approach allowing other manufacturers to implement it, the EcoSport could soon have company.</p> <p>If you're reading from the US, you've got a better chance of living an app-heavy Ford dream. According to Ford, over one million cars - including Fusions and Fiestas – are now equipped with AppLink. Happy chatting.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ford AppLink" alt="Ford AppLink" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ford-applink-hands-on-IFA-ecosport.jpg?1379184775" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ford/hands-fords-applink-car-smartphone-set-just-got-whole-lot-more-useful/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ford/hands-fords-applink-car-smartphone-set-just-got-whole-lot-more-useful/news#comments Apps and Games Cars Ford Spotify Sat, 14 Sep 2013 18:33:10 +0000 Sophie Charara 1426655 at http://www.stuff.tv Why you should care about Spotify Connect, the tech that'll fill your home with streamed music http://www.stuff.tv/spotify/why-you-should-care-about-spotify-connect/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spotify is coming to take over your home music system with a neat twist on wireless streaming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Why you should care about Spotify Connect" alt="Why you should care about Spotify Connect" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spotify-connect.jpg?1378268733" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spotify Connect? Never heard of it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That’s because it was only just announced. It’s essentially Spotify’s take on Apple’s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/rumour-%E2%80%93-airplay-direct-coming-doesn%E2%80%99t-require-wi-fi/news">AirPlay</a> wireless streaming technology, allowing you to instantly shift playback from your computer, smartphone or tablet to a set of speakers. Wirelessly, of course.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How is this different from Spotify’s wireless streaming through, say, Sonos? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Well, that’s a bespoke piece of software built specifically for Sonos. Spotify Connect, on the other hand, is a one-size-fits-all solution that can be rolled out to work with pretty much anything, including more entry-level audio products.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Does it work with any sound system I have at home? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nope. The system needs to have built-in Wi-Fi and, currently, a chip built by Spotify partners SMSC or Frontier Silicon. The initial list of hardware makers building Spotify Connect-compatible gear is Argon, B&amp;O, Denon, Hama, Marantz, Philips, Pioneer, Revo, Teufel and Yamaha. There’ll be more announced by the end of the year, according to Spotify.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Spotify Connect" alt="Spotify Connect" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spotify-connect-2.jpg?1378268733" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OK, but what if I own a system made by one of those companies? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sorry to say, no existing hardware is compatible. So you’ll have to get your wallet out. Stuff that works will bear a Spotify Connect logo.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Anything else I’ll need? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A Spotify Premium account, which will set you back £9.99 a month. Of course, that also delivers unlimited, higher quality streaming, streaming and syncing via mobile, and no ads, which we think are worth the price alone.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So how does it work? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Spotify’s mobile and desktop apps will eventually have a Spotify Connect button (it’s coming to the iOS app first). Tap or click on this and you’ll then be able to transfer playback to one of a list of compatible devices on your home network, and if you’re mid-song it’ll continue from the point at which you left off.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WWT4o9AwuT0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sounds a lot like AirPlay... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Despite its outward similarities to AirPlay, it actually works differently. While AirPlay streams music from the device to the sound system, Spotify Connect sets up a cloud stream direct from the Internet, that is merely controlled by the device. Spotify claims means no dropped streams and no interruption in playback when someone calls your phone, and also a reduction in battery consumption on mobile devices.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So it’s better? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That remains to be seen – we wouldn’t want to say that without trying it. But it’s an indicator of Spotify’s desire to become the de facto leader in music playback both at home and on mobile (and we shouldn’t forget its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/spotify/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-spotify-coming-ford-cars/news">in-car efforts</a> either). Once every set of speakers and every hi-fi is Spotify compatible, a tenner a month to listen to anything anywhere is going to seem like a bargain to a lot of people.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sold! It’s coming to all mobile editions of Spotify? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>No, only iOS and Android it seems. Spotify apparently has no plans to bring Connect to BlackBerry or Windows Phone – a clear indication of just how important it regards those platforms. Connect is coming to iOS “over the coming months”, with Android and desktop to follow.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> iOS apps Spotify Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:18:35 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1426126 at http://www.stuff.tv Here's why Spotify is about to get even awesomer http://www.stuff.tv/music/heres-why-spotify-about-get-even-awesomer/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The music streaming giant is about to learn new social and playlist tricks to keep us subscribing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="736" height="552" title="Here&#039;s why Spotify is about to get even awesomer" alt="Here&#039;s why Spotify is about to get even awesomer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spotify-logo.jpg?1375750902" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We are unabashed in our love for Spotify (it won best music streaming service in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/themag" target="_blank">Stuff's May 2013 issue</a>), but we have a bugbear: it's a little bit rubbish at social.&nbsp;</p> <p>Spotify knows this, which is why it's bolstering its music streaming arsenal with new features that will make it easier to share and discover new music.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Party in a box </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ok, so it can't take care of the snacks, balloons or your buzz-killing dentist friend, but Spotify will soon be able to sort out the music at your next party without you having to worry about creating the perfect playlist.&nbsp;</p> <p>A new feature called Browse (the fruition of Spotify's acquisition of Tunigo) lets you traverse Spotify playlists, finding the ideal mix of tracks for every mood and moment.&nbsp;From pumping house parties to melancholic break-ups, you'll never waste time cooking up a&nbsp;track list&nbsp;again&nbsp;– theoretically anyway. If we get Justin Bieber on our lunchtime run then our love affair with Spotify will sadly be over, so we'll remain tentaively optimistic until our official ears-on review.</p> <p>Browse also highlights new releases as well as genre-based playlists to introduce to you to new musical flavours you might otherwise not have considered. Swedish funk-metal anyone?</p> <p>Whether or not it matches the standard set by Songza's existing service remains&nbsp;to&nbsp;be&nbsp;seen, but it's a welcome step in the right direction.</p> <p>The new Browse feature is now available on iOS and Android devices and should be rolling out to desktop and web versions of Spotify over the next few weeks.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1706" height="1279" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spotify-android-browse.jpg?1375750902" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Message in a bottle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>No, Spotify hasn't replaced its entire library with The Police's 1979 number one hit. Rather, the Inbox has been replaced by Messages which finally lets you have conversations with your friends whenever you share songs, albums or playlists with them.</p> <p>Finally, you can tell your mum exactly how far she has to fast forward to get to your favourite Skrillex drop, or tell that special someone that Lil Wayne's "Back That Azz Up" reminds you of them.</p> <p>Messages will land on the Spotify web client in the next few weeks before settling into the desktop and mobile apps.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="643" height="482" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spotify-message.jpg?1375750902" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Constantly evolving </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This update is just the latest in a long line of features Spotify has added to its roster over the past year. From its personal recommendations Discover page and web player which launched in March, to its Twitter #music integration and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/spotify/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-spotify-coming-ford-cars/news" target="_blank">voice-controlled app in Ford's cars</a>, we look forward to seeing what the music streaming giant has next on its set list.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ford-appsync.jpg?1375750902" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/music/heres-why-spotify-about-get-even-awesomer/feature#comments Music Spotify Streaming Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:09:06 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1425277 at http://www.stuff.tv MWC 2013 – Spotify coming to Ford cars http://www.stuff.tv/spotify/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-spotify-coming-ford-cars/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Music streaming in your motor – and it’s just the first of many apps coming to Ford via AppLink </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ford-appsync.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ford-charlie-from-busted.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5639.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ford has announced that it will be bringing Spotify to some of its new cars this year, alongside a selection of other apps.</p> <p>Ford’s SYNC AppLink service will allow drivers to "install" various apps in their Ford (well, actually on a smartphone which is then connected to the in-car SYNC platform), and the first European model to get the system will be the EcoSport SUV, on sale later this year. Ford says that it will feature in 3.5 million vehicles in Europe by 2015.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/mwc/news-nugget/spotify-coming-to-ford-cars </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/spotify/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-spotify-coming-ford-cars/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/spotify/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-spotify-coming-ford-cars/news#comments Spotify Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:40:26 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 424297 at http://www.stuff.tv Spotify gets serious about music discovery in latest update http://www.stuff.tv/spotify/spotify-gets-serious-about-music-discovery-latest-update/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New “Follow” tab lets you see what your friends and a load of celebrities and musicians are listening to </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spotify-discover-tab_1.jpg?1364398066" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spotify-discover-tab_0_0.jpg?1364398066" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spotify-obama_0.jpg?1364398066" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spotify-mobile-notification_0.jpg?1364398066" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_347.jpg?1364398066" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Spotify has announced a truckload of new features for its desktop and mobile editions.</p> <p>The new update is focussed on music discovery – the act of finding new tunes to listen to – and to that end Spotify has added a “Follow” tab. This lets you select “influencers” (celebs, musicians, publications etc.) and friends to keep track of; you’ll be able to see what they’re listening to in real time. People will also be able to follow you – it’s all very Twitter/Instagram.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/software-and-os/news-nugget/spotify-gets-serious-about-music-discovery-in-latest-update </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/spotify/spotify-gets-serious-about-music-discovery-latest-update/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/spotify/spotify-gets-serious-about-music-discovery-latest-update/news#comments Spotify Thu, 06 Dec 2012 18:40:57 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 423689 at http://www.stuff.tv