SPOTIFY users who own Android smartphones are complaining that the app hasn't been working correctly for several months. Frustrated customers have revealed a long list of issues, including songs randomly pausing and mysterious app crashes. Spotify is one of the world's most popular apps, providing over 35million songs to more than 180million monthly active users – 83million of which pay the £9.99 monthly fee. But users are angry over recent issues plaguing the app on Android phones. Several posts "liked" by thousands of users have been posted to Reddit about issues. One customer wrote: "I can't share playlists or songs without it crashing." Another said: "Spotify absolutely destroys my battery." Other users went directly to Spotify to complain, posting about their issues on the company's official support forums. One complaint on the forums revealed that music playback was stopping randomly. The user also said that unplugging headphones would cause sound to play through the … [Read more...] about Spotify not working properly for people with Android phones, frustrated users moan
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WHILE everyone has heard of Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant you may not know that Samsung have their own AI helper. Bixby is designed primarily to work on your smartphone, where it aims to help you get things done more quickly. Here's what we know. What is Bixby? Samsung describes Bixby as, "the revolutionary on-board assistant that learns, evolves, and adapts to you. Each feature of Bixby is designed to make your life easier, whether it's through touch, type, or voice. “Samsung has a conceptually new philosophy to target this problem: instead of humans learning how a machine interacts with the world (a reflection of the designers’ abilities), it is the machine that needs to learn and adapt to us. "The interface must be natural and intuitive enough to flatten the learning curve regardless of the number of functions being added. "With this new approach, Samsung has employed artificial intelligence, reinforcing deep learning concepts to the core of our user interface … [Read more...] about What is Bixby, how does Samsung’s voice assistant work and how does it compare to Alexa, Siri and Google?
AFTER months of leaks, YouTube has finally taken the wraps off its Spotify rival. Fittingly dubbed YouTube Music, the streaming service will boast its very own smartphone and desktop apps and offer ad-free tunes and downloads like its competitors. It will launch in the US for $9.99 next Tuesday, replacing the existing Google Play Music platform, and arrive in the UK and Europe later this year. An ad-supported free version will land at the same time. YouTube Music will also be available to YouTube Red customers as part of their existing subscription, which is being bumped up from $10 to $12 to make room for the new service. In case you missed it, YouTube Red is an ad-free version of Google's popular video site that's stocked with original shows. The platform is currently unavailable in the UK. Only now it's being re-branded as YouTube Premium. Got it? Right, let's get back to the tunes then. On the surface, YouTube Music does have some advantages to Spotify and Apple Music. One of the … [Read more...] about YouTube Music streaming service unveiled – ad-free Spotify rival will arrive in the UK this year
SPOTIFY is about to make a major announcement, and there's no shortage of rumours about what's in store. We've heard chatter about a new app, a car gadget, and even new subscription options – here's what to expect. When is the Spotify event? Spotify is hosting a big press event on Tuesday, April 24. The event kicks off at 9.30am ET, which is 2.30pm UK time. It takes place in New York, and will be attended by Spotify big wigs. These include Gustav Soderstrom, the chief R&D officer, Babar Zafar, the VP of product development, and Troy Carter, the global head of creator services. Spotify news – what to expect from the April event The event invitation explicitly states that journalists will "hear about what's next for our mobile app". Spotify has already been testing voice control with some users. Voice commands could be really useful on Spotify, allowing users to skip tracks or search for new songs. It's entirely possible Spotify will use the event to announce a global … [Read more...] about Spotify event news – new app and a smart speaker rumoured for launch in the next few days
Opinion regarding Sony's Playstation VR is mixed. On one hand it's a brilliant piece of kit that gives you plug-and-play access to a new frontier in gaming. On the other it's an expensive novelty that lacks proper support from Sony.The argument that the platform has hardly any games is a fallacy though; a quick browse of the PSVR section of the Playstation store turns up a surprising number of games and new ones are appearing all the time.Obviously this can make things a little overwhelming, so I've gathered together a list of 15 best PSVR games that I think you really have to play. How we've arranged our best PlayStation VR games list I've broken down the following list into three parts: beginner, intermediate and experienced. Suggestions for beginners are mainly static affairs, whilst intermediate and experienced games provide increasing levels of motion that may cause discomfort to those new to VR. All the games on this list can be enjoyed whatever your level of VR experience … [Read more...] about Best PlayStation VR games: The 15 best PSVR games you really have to play