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Sony eyes ad-supported music streaming warily after Taylor Swift's Spotify freak out

Taylor Swift doesn't like Spotify's free tiers. Is Sony starting to sing the same tune?

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Rdio matches Spotify on family pricing as the music streaming battle royale continues

Rdio is dropping the prices of its family plans by $5 to match rival Spotify's recently announced multi-user deals.

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Deezer adds podcasts and talk radio to catalog with Stitcher buy

One of the more popular podcast apps has been acquired by music streaming service Deezer, but don't worry Stitcher will continue as-is--at least for now.

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More Beats than Spotify: Microsoft to kill free Xbox Music streaming

Subscribers will be able to rock on past December 1, but Microsoft's pressing Stop on non-paying listeners. We explain why--and where you can turn to for free tunes from here.

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Apple, Spotify aim to push streaming prices down

What’s the streaming music subscription sweet spot? Apple is reportedly eyeing a $5-a-month option.

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Spotify's Family plan offers separate accounts for everyone in your house

Tired of sharing your Spotify account with everyone at home, but don't want to bother creating a second account? Pretty soon you won't have to thanks to Spotify Family.

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Why Apple needs Beats Music to keep its street cred

Apple won’t shut down Beats Music because the streaming service can keep iTunes relevant.

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Spotify video ads inbound: Watch a 30-sec mobile ad, get 30 minutes of nonstop music

Spotify is all about audio, but soon ads on the streaming service won't be.

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Spotify's Chromecast-like Spotify Connect feature coming to smart TVs

Spotify's Chromecast-like multi-room listening feature is coming to Philips' smart TVs, and more Spotify Connect announcements are scheduled for next week's IFA trade show.

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Spotify's Windows Phone app (finally) gets free, ad-supported listening

You no longer need a premium subscription to use Spotify on Windows Phone. The free, ad-supported version lands on Microsoft's smartphone platform.