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Amazon Fire TV gets Spotify Connect support for music streaming

The Amazon Fire TV has a new app that music fans will love. The app is Spotify Connect and it launched in the US this week allowing fans of music to stream all the content they want via the Amazon hardware. The app has some cool features that make it easy to listen to your favorite tunes on multiple devices.

More evidence Spotify is preparing for an IPO

There is increasing evidence that Spotify is readying themselves for an IPO. A new report notes the streaming music service is lining up financial backing, which is usually a precursor to going public. Banks will underwrite a company’s IPO, and Spotify is said to be in discussions with several major financial houses.

Apple may be bringing iTunes to Android

Apple may be looking to bring iTunes to Android. According to a new report from Billboard, Apple is looking for ways to drive more revenue as sales of media slump. The Cupertino company is also looking to create a music service to rival the likes of Pandora and Spotify, according to the same report.

Spotify purchases Echo Nest, a music data company their competitors use

Spotify has made an acquisition, snatching up Echo Nest for an undisclosed amount. The company powers recommendations and playlists for a wide variety of media firms, including Spotify competitors like iHeartRadio, Beats Music, and Rdio. They also have a hand in more mainstream content suggestions, though Spotify doesn’t hint any many changes taking place.

Spotify job listing hints at IPO intentions

Spotify seems to be lining up an IPO, with a recent job opening hinting to an upcoming stock offering. In hiring an ‘External Reporting Specialist’, Spotify seems to be getting their ducks in a row for going public. The job description seems to tip their cap as well.
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