Spotify continues to expand its lineup of podcast exclusives

Spotify has been on a tear as of late to build out the podcast side of its business, and it's adding another exclusive show to its lineup. The third season of sports-focused show Riggle's Picks, starring comedians Rob Riggle and Sarah Tiana, will onl...

The Obamas’ Higher Ground will make exclusive podcasts for Spotify

Spotify has formed a partnership with Higher Ground, the production company owned by President Barack and Michelle Obama. Under this deal, Higher Ground will produce exclusive podcasts for Spotify, making them available to the service’s millions of users. Among other things, Spotify says the Obamas will ‘lend their voices’ for certain podcasts. Spotify announced the news on Thursday, saying the … Continue reading

Spotify podcast discovery test shows some users curated playlists

Spotify is attempting to tackle the podcast discovery problem with a new test that’ll start this summer. The service, which only recently added podcasts to its vast library, will present five podcast playlists to a small percentage of users in the United States, Canada, UK, and a number of other countries. Each playlist will be themed to help users choose … Continue reading

iTunes isn’t dead

I'll admit it. I had an emotional response to the idea that iTunes, the app that shaped my digital music habit, could be on the way out. With every iPod I owned, iTunes was the lifeline, the sole method for adding to and organizing the precious colle...

Google Podcasts can finally auto-download new podcast episodes

Google Podcasts is slowly developing into a proper podcast app with the addition of new — and some would say, basic and expected — features already available in many competing products. With the most recent update, Google Podcasts can now be set to automatically download the newest episodes in the podcasts you listen to, eliminating the need to manually find … Continue reading