Spotify's Free Music-Streaming Plan Is Getting Some Big New Features

Spotify unveils new features at press event

Users will get unlimited access to 750 tracks from 15 top playlists (including Discover Weekly). So when you search for a specific song you want to add to a playlist, Spotify's recommendation system will work behind the scenes to automatically recommend some more songs to add to that burgeoning collection of songs. Considering non-paying users can't listen to music offline, don't have access to play any track on demand, and can only use the skip button a limited number of times, the update will give those users a bit more control.

Spotify says the feature cuts data consumption by up to 75%. It will also impact the battery less. The company already has a free tier that is supported by ads and limits users in what they can do, which in turn encourages them to purchase a subscription to the premium tier that unlocks everything and removes ads. As Engadget notes, Spotify has previously claimed that up to 60 percent of their Premium subscribers were at one point free users who later made a decision to upgrade.

Instead of simply cracking down on restriction-dodging tactics, Spotify has chose to vastly improve the platform's unpaid experience, which may seem like a counterintuitive method of boosting those all-important "Premium" subscriber numbers.

Spotify's significant user interface revamp is real and it's finally here - at least for some people.

Currently, Spotify is available in two forms; the free version or the premium version.

Music streaming company Spotify is set to expand its services for its free customers by launching Free on Spotify.

Leader of Karabakh separatists called on Pashinyan for dialogue
On April 17, Armenia's parliament - which is dominated by the ruling Republican Party - elected Sargsyan as prime minister. On April 24, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Karen Karapetyan met with Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan.

The move is part of an effort to attract more paying subscribers.

Spotify now has approximately 159 million users, 71 million of whom use paid subscription services.

The redesigned new "free experience" is set to roll out "globally to all markets" in the "coming weeks" on both iOS and Android.

It's worth noting that no one at the MobileSyrup office has been able to download the updated version of Spotify yet. This is their first major announcement since they went public earlier this month and this will, of course, please their over 90 million free users.

"R&D is 40 percent of Spotify so we should be up to something, and voice is a huge area", said Gustav Soderstrom, Spotify chief research and development officer.

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