• Spotify Testing Out Sponsored Playlists

    4 monthes ago - By Ubergizmo

    Spotify offers users two ways of listening to music: either via a free tier in which users have no control over music playback and have to listen to ads, or a paid tier in which for a monthly subscription fee, they can listen to whatever they want, save songs for offline listening, and more. Like we said, ads are part of the free tier which is also how Spotify makes its money, and now in a report from TechCrunch , it looks like the company has found yet another way to monetize the free tier and it is through sponsored playlists. This was discovered in the settings menu in the form of...
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  • Spotify's Sponsored Songs are a new way for it to make money off you

    Spotify's Sponsored Songs are a new way for it to make money off you

    4 monthes ago - By Tech Radar

    Spotify has started testing a new method for gaining revenue, by allowing individual songs to be promoted like an ad at the top of a playlist bar. At the moment only a select group of users are being included in the trial, and the good news is it looks like it's possible to opt out of the test. For now at least. Under Settings, there will be an option under Display Options on desktop and Sponsored Content on mobile that allows you to toggle Show Sponsored Songs to off.
    This option will appear in both free tier and premium settings menus but it's unclear at present if it is possible for...
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