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MORE: Spotify confirms 39 million paying subscribers The free subscription tier on the desktop version is pretty unlimited in terms of search and stream options, although on a mobile device users of the Spotify app can only shuffle artists or playlists, with song skipping restricted to six times per hour.

Of course, there are niggling adverts too, which crop up every few songs.

There’s no denying Spotify has a champion’s work ethic.

Not content with being the longest-running, most subscribed-to streaming service out there, it isn’t resting on its laurels as new rival services – most recently from Amazon and Soundcloud – constantly pop up to challenge its streaming supremacy.

Spotify’s algorithmic radio, which curate songs around a particular artist, is not a patch on Beats 1, Apple Music’s live 24/7 global ‘youth-orientated’ station, however.

That’s not surprising considering the resources Apple has put into securing DJ Zane Lowe and celebrity guest appearances.It has also branched out into video, with content available on the Android and i OS apps.Of course, we can’t recap Spotify’s recent months without contextualising it against the birth of Apple Music.Spotify Connect, which allows Premium subscribers to stream its catalogue directly to speakers, TV or stereos, is now a more attractive feature than ever thanks to it becoming a built-in feature in many hi-fi and AV products, from Sonos multi-room speakers to Sony’s Play Station, from Onkyo and Yamaha home cinema amps to TVs running on Android’s OS.In our previous review, we predicted that a lossless option, such as Tidal’s, ‘wouldn’t be too far behind’, but alas there’s still no sign of it.It seems pretty spot-on, and even includes new remixes of songs from artists you have listened to.In case you need even more songs to soundtrack your procrastination, there’s now a New Music Friday UK playlist that ties in with the official UK chart, featuring a few handfuls of tracks from new album and single releases. In September, Spotify launched Daily Mix, which sits within ‘Your Library’ on the i OS and Android mobile app (it’s coming soon to desktop) and consists of five genre-specific playlists. and the more we use it the more we think this could be one of Spotify’s best features show, to snippets from popular BBC, TED talks or MTV programming, to Spotify’s own original content.Music discovery through a series of personalised algorithmic playlists seems to be at the forefront of Spotify’s innovation, though, and is essentially where the service leapfrogs its rivals.Among them is Discover Weekly, which uses Spotify’s ‘deep learning’ system to generate 30 songs a week, relevant to your listening habits and refreshed every Monday. Complimenting Discover Weekly is Release Radar, a two-hour playlist of brand new music sent out every Friday, so that you never miss the latest tracks from your favourite artists.In its first year of existence, Apple Music has become one of the most impressive and quickest-growing services in the streaming ecosystem.Despite the ever-mushrooming competition, Spotify continues to stay true to its founding “music for everyone” ethos by remaining one of the only streaming services to offer a free, ad-supported subscription tier alongside its premium service.

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