Spotify adds weekly in-house recordings with ‘Singles’

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As the streaming wars rage on Spotify is attempting to raise the bar on its original material.

For its latest venture, the popular music streaming service is teaming up with featured artists to create original, in-house recordings, which will be released every Wednesday.

The perfect way to celebrate hump day, right?

The first round of Spotify “Singles,” which launched on Nov. 30, gave users access to new music by more than 20 artists including John Legend, Grouplove and Lindsey Stirling.

The deal is that an artist will record one of their original tracks and a cover song at Spotify’s in-house recording studio in New York. Both will debut back-to-back, giving you a nice contrast and allowing you to see a new side of the artist. Read more…

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The 8 Netflix features we desperately need in our lives

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Netflix finally did it.

On Tuesday, the beloved streaming service debuted the feature we’ve all been waiting years for. Subscribers can now download certain movies and TV shows to watch later, without an internet connection.

While binge-watchers everywhere are celebrating this game-changing opportunity to view Westworld on a flight to Cuba or while walking the dog, there are still some features Netflix is missing. 

Here are some suggestions on the features Netflix can roll out to make our streaming experiences even more enjoyable, because it’s 2016 and streaming is life.  Read more…

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