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Here Are The 2019 Spotify Premium Offer Details!

Here Are The 2019 Spotify Premium Offer Details!

Spotify just announced the 2019 Spotify Premium offer, and it’s a fantastic deal! Here are the full details!

 

The 2019 Spotify Premium Offer

From 16 May until 30 June 2019, eligible Spotify free users and first-time Spotify users can sign-up for a three-month trial of Spotify Premium for just RM 2 / ~US$0.50!

If you already tried Spotify Premium in the past, and cancelled before 15 April 2019, you can sign up for another three-month trial for RM 14.90 / ~US$ 3.75!

The 2019 Spotify Premium offer happens only twice a year, so don’t miss this opportunity!

 

Why Upgrade To Spotify Premium?

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Upgrading to Spotify Premium allows you to :

  • Download your music and listen to it anywhere you want!
  • Enjoy non-stop music without ads
  • Play any song you want, even on your smartphone!
  • Get unlimited skips – just hit next!

Remember – if you don’t like it, you can always cancel at anytime!

 

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The KEF LSX Wireless Music System Is Now Out!

KEF just launched LSX wireless music system with all the convenience of connectivity and true high-resolution stereo. How will the KEF LSX wireless music system improve your music? Read on to find out more!

 

What is KEF LSX?

The KEF LSX is fully wireless from both source and between the speakers. It features Apple AirPlay 2 technology that enables multi-room streaming from an iPhone, iPad or Mac (in early 2019).

After the success of the LS50 Wireless, the KEF LSX features their Uni-Q driver array, that radically improves stereo imaging across a much wider listening area allowing more people toexperience better sound.

The KEF LSX combines with KEF’s highly advanced trademark-pending Music Integrity Engine, a cutting-edge collection of bespoke Digital Signal Processing algorithms, ensuring accurate time alignment and phase coherence.

 

What Can  The KEF LSX Do?

The KEF LSX is fully wireless both from source and between the speakers, using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to stream music from Spotify, Apple Music and TIDAL. LSX is also DLNA compliant and boasts TOSLINK Optical and Auxiliary connections, making it ideal for use with TV. It can be set-up in minutes using the KEF’s Control app, which also manages firmware updates as they become available.

The KEF LSX sports four Class-D amplifiers, one for each of the drive units alongside dedicated twin DACs that provide pristine signal path of up to 96kHz/24bit (using the optional wired connection between the two speakers) or 48kHz/24bit in completely wireless operation.

>LSX’s gently curved cabinet was designed with extensive use of Finite Element Analysis as well as  constrained layer damping as found in KEF’s high-end audiophile products.LSX was designed by designer Michael Young who has created a masterpiece of understated elegance and comes in a choice of five colours – Black, Blue, Maroon, and Olive. They are clad in a luxury fabric by Danish textile manufacturer Kvadrat – and a striking Gloss White.

With Spotify Connect (available in November 2018) built in, music lovers can stream Spotify’s entire library directly from the cloud. Uninterrupted streaming lets users watch videos, play games, answer phone calls without pauses to the music even as the listener leaves the room or goes out of range.

LSX goes on sale on 12 November 2018 at selected retailers with a recommended retail price (RRP) of RM 5,999 / ~US$ 1,429.

 

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New Spotify for Apple Watch App Announced!

Spotify is introducing a new app for the Apple Watch, giving you the ability to access and control your music and podcasts right on your Apple Watch. Here are the full details!

 

New Spotify for Apple Watch App Announced!

Spotify just announced a new Spotify for Apple Watch app. With this new app, users can enjoy an improved experience with better control and the ability to seamlessly connect to speakers or devices. This is a work in progress, with Spotify planning to add the ability to listen to your music and podcasts offline.

More activities – more control

Smartwatches let us access the world with a flick of our wrists. Ready to start your run? Hit play from your Apple Watch without having to wrangle your phone out of its running case.

Running into a friend as you head into the grocery store? Tap pause to grab a cart and a chat.

Not feeling a slow song during your birthday party? Skipping to the track that matches your mood and activity is now as easy as checking your notifications.

Or, while listening to your favorite podcast, easily rewind 15 seconds to catch that detail you missed. It’s all right there on the watch face.

Speaking of parties, easily connect your speakers or devices via Spotify Connect to effortlessly DJ from your watch.

 

Easier access – easier discovery

This new integration with Apple Watch makes it easy to access recently played songs, no matter where your phone is. And if you discover a new favorite track, all you need to do is tap the ♡ icon on your watch screen to save it. You can then stream it over and over again.

This new experience will be released to Apple Watch users in the upcoming week. Be sure to install the latest version (v.8.4.79) of Spotify. Alternatively you can download it on the App Store. Look out for more updates soon.

 

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Spotify Expands To Vietnam, South Africa, Romania and Israel!

Heads up, music lovers! Spotify expands to four new countries! Yes, they just announced that Spotify is now available in four new countries – Vietnam, South Africa, Romania, and Israel. This brings the number of countries supported by Spotify to 37. Take a look at their official press release below.

 

Spotify Expands To Four New Markets

13th March 2018: We’re delighted to announce that Spotify launches today in Vietnam, South Africa, Romania, and Israel.

Offering an unrivalled mix of domestic and international music, discovery features and revolutionary personalised curation perfectly tuned to your taste, music fans across all countries can now enjoy instant access to Spotify’s free ad-supported and subscription services.

Cecilia Qvist, Global Head of Markets at Spotify, says: “We’re really excited to bring Spotify to these four markets, connecting their rich music cultures with millions of artists and users across the world.”

Spotify is the world’s largest music streaming subscription service with a community of over 159 million users, including over 71 million Spotify Premium subscribers, now across 65 markets worldwide.

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The Digi Freedom to Internet Offers Explained!

Digi just launched Digi Freedom to Internet, offering more value, convenience and exclusive services. But there are not one, or two, but FOUR Digi Freedom propositions. Confused? We summarise the new Digi Freedom to Internet offers, so you know what exactly they mean for you!

 

The Digi Freedom to Internet Offers

First, let us remind you that freedom is NOT free – Digi is not giving away anything free. What they’re offering is a clearer, easier way to manage your costs while getting the services you want at a lower cost.

In this video, Digi’s Head of Digital Product & Services, Prashant Pathmanaban, and Benjamin Tan, Digi’s Head of Postpaid, gives an in-depth presentation of the Digi Freedom to Internet offers. There is even a hilarious short video starring pindaPanda!

Digi Freedom to Internet consists of four “Freedom propositions” – Music Freedom, Video Freedom, Gaming Freedom and Roaming Freedom.

Music Freedom

All Digi Postpaid and Prepaid customers, who have been with the company for at least six months, will receive an upgrade of their Music Freedom quota – from 1 GB to 5 GB. This is the music streaming quota monthly for music streaming services such as Spotify, Joox and Smule.

Video Freedom

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For only RM 5 per month, Digi customers can buy 5 GB of video streaming quota to get access to and watch premium TV series and movies on Viu. Digi will offer launch a similar offer for iflix and Tonton very soon.

Gaming Freedom

Digi Postpaid and Prepaid customers can now purchase in-game items for their favourite Steam and Garena game titles, such as League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter-Strike and FIFA, without debit or credit cards. With Gaming Freedom, they can simply choose to pay through their Digi accounts.

Digi will also offer exclusive gaming offers like unique collectible top-up cards, in-game items, as well as access to top gaming events. Their first gaming offer – a series of League of Legends collectible top-up cards will be offered for sale beginning 1st July 2017.

Roaming Freedom

Customers on the Digi Postpaid 110 plan or better will enjoy free roaming in 8 countries – China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar and Brunei. Customers on the Digi Postpaid 80 plan will just pay a small RM 10 fee to enjoy the same benefit.

Digi will also offer Internet passes from only RM 5 per day, and a 3-day combo pass (2 GB Internet + 30 minutes of calls) for RM 25 per day.

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Behind The Lyrics With Spotify & Genius Now On Android

Music is a universal phenomenon, and we think musical knowledge should be, too. Every song has a story to be told.

When we first joined forces with Genius to introduce Behind the Lyrics on iOS last year, our goal was to put these stories—from the inspiration behind each lyric to what that artist was feeling at the time—right at your fingertips precisely at the moment you were listening to your favorite track.

It worked. Every day, millions of Spotify iPhone users around the world go Behind the Lyrics to brush up on everything from Lorde to Little Big Town to Lil Yachty, gaining deeper insight into today’s biggest artists and their creative process.

And the experience just got more global.

 

Behind The Lyrics Now On Android

Today Spotify and Genius are thrilled to announce that Behind the Lyrics has landed on Android. Spotify Android users everywhere can now enjoy the Behind the Lyrics treatment on our curated playlists Behind the Lyrics: Hip Hop and Today’s Top Hits.

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Tracks on these playlists will include lyrical excerpts, fun facts, and stories straight from the artists themselves about how they created their standout songs. Simply hit ‘Play’ on these Genius-powered playlists to learn more about your favorite artists and songs.

There’s more: one of today’s brightest stars, R&B breakout Khalid, is taking you Behind the Lyrics of every track on his new album American Teen, providing an intimate glimpse into his soundscape.

Spotify x Genius Behind the Lyrics on Android starts rolling out today.

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Discover & Share Music With The Spotify Bot For Facebook Messenger

Music sounds better with friends. And now it’s easier than ever to share and discover music within Facebook Messenger with the new Spotify bot for Messenger with the all-new Chat Extensions feature, announced today at Facebook’s annual developer conference, F8.

 

The Spotify Bot For Facebook Messenger

The Spotify bot for Messenger will serve up playlist recommendations based on mood, activity, or genres. With the associated Messenger Chat Extensions feature, people can search and share Spotify songs, albums, and playlists directly with friends without ever leaving the Messenger app. For the first time ever, friends on the other end will be able to preview 30-second clips directly within the Messenger app or visit the Spotify app to listen in full.

The new Chat Extensions feature can be activated simply by tapping on the blue “+” icon to the left of the text box while in conversation with friends to search and share music, and select the Spotify bot. Find the song, hit share, and you’re all set!

Whether you’re building playlists with friends, or you’re a tastemaker that wants to show off the latest fire, it’s now even better to experience music on Messenger.

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The Spotify Q&A Session With Sunita Kaur

Earlier this week, we were invited to an exclusive media session with Sunita Kaur, the Managing Director for Spotify Asia and Benjamin Chelliah, Head of PR for Spotify Asia. Join us for this exclusive Q&A session!

 

The Spotify Q&A Session With Sunita Kaur

Spotify hosted this media session to provide updates on the listening habits and statistics of Spotify users both in Malaysia and around Asia. During the session, Sunita shared that :

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  • 1 in 4 people with internet access are streaming on Spotify.
  • Over the past 12 months, Malaysians have streamed at least 7.5 billion minutes worth of music.
  • Malaysians spend on average 148 minutes per day streaming on Spotify
  • The most streamed artists are The Chainsmokers, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd.
  • The most listened to albums are Starboy, Shape of You and 24k Magic.
  • The top streamed songs are Shape of You, Say You Won’t Let Go and Paris.
  • The peak stream period is between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm.
  • The most streamed genres are Pop, Hip Hop and EDM/Dance.

Sunita also shared that Mr. James Yeow, Deputy President of the Malaysian Society for Music in Medicine (MSMM) and Senior Lecturer at HELP University Psychology Department, helped Spotify in creating specific playlists for different times of the day, like :

  • The Early Birds (5 am to 9 am) – In Malaysia, “Fun Workout” is the one of the more popular playlist in the morning. Spotify users love high intensity pop to kick start their morning routine. Other early bird favourites include, strong beats from “Good Morning Malaysia!” while “Morning Stroll” shows that not all who wake up early are in a rush to get about.
  • The Busy Bees (9 am to 12 pm) – It is interesting to note that, the “Deep Focus” playlist is frequently streamed at this time. Malaysian users also love “Acoustic Favourites” and “It’s a Hit”, a wonderful mix of the hottest songs packed together to keep them company through the morning rush.
  • The Midday Zombies (12 pm to 5 pm) – It comes as no surprise that “Pop Waktu Kerja” and “Top Hits Malaysia” are popular playlists during these times, especially since they are perfect break time music for those in need of a little boost. Many also enjoy their “Light & Easy” playlist to breeze through their afternoons with light pop.
  • The Night Riders (6 pm to 10 pm) – Malaysian users love to unwind with upbeat house tunes from our “Night Rider” playlist. On that upbeat note, Malaysians definitely know how to make the most out of their nights with “Rock Jiwang” and “Party Life”.
  • The Dream Chasers (10 pm to 1 am) – Playlists such as “Sleep” and “Nature Noise” encourage deep sleep by turning our busy beta brain waves into anxiety-free alpha or dreamlike delta waves. Whilst, popular and sedative music around 60 beats per minutes found within the “Before Tidur” playlist is also a great way to elicit deep sleep.

 

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New Spotify Gaming Category Launched

In search for an upbeat track that gets you ready for an all-out gaming session? Or something mellower for carefully out maneuvering your friends with some new surprising tactics? Then we’ve got some news that will be sure to level up the way you play.

Starting today, Spotify is giving you all of your favorite gaming music and soundtracks – all housed in a single category.

Find curated playlists like Power Gaming, RetroWave and Top Gaming Tracks as well as hundreds of gaming titles, covering everything from nostalgic 80’s mono tunes to the hottest new releases such as No Man’s Sky, Fallout 4 and Uncharted 4 – and they have only just getting started.

Also included are exclusively curated guest playlists by gaming profiles like Day[9] and Sneaky Zebra, and even more to come.

They have also launched www.spotify.com/gaming to help you create your own personalized gaming playlist giving you the ability to easily browse through all of the new Spotify gaming content alphabetically.

So whether you’re jumping down tubes as an Italian plumber, battling hordes of evil enemies or playing Barcelona at the Camp Nou, Spotify’s got you covered with the perfect soundtrack.

The new Spotify Gaming Category will be available in Browse across all platforms, including iOS, Android, desktop and PlayStation, starting today.

It’s time to #PlayYourWay!

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