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Amazon Echo adds Spotify to its bag of tricks. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Amazon Echo adds Spotify to its bag of tricks. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Amazon’s Echo smart speaker just upped its music game, adding Spotify streaming to its ever-growing list of skills. Now playing your favorite artists and playlists is just a voice command away — at least if you’re a Spotify Premium subscriber.

Streaming video is finally coming to Spotify, but it starts on Android only. Image: Spotify

Streaming video is finally coming to Spotify, but it starts on Android only. Image: Spotify

Spotify has made video streaming available via its Android app, although integration of the feature into Spotify’s desktop app is said to be off the table (at least for now).

The Spotify video service brings content from the likes of NBC, BBC and Comedy Central to the app, with the company claiming that it will recommend clips based on music a user has been listening to.

The Fab Four are coming to streaming music services everywhere. Photo: The Beatles

The Fab Four are coming to streaming music services everywhere. Photo: The Beatles

Forget The Ed Sullivan Show, The Beatles are coming to Apple Music, Google Play, and a variety of other online streaming music services — and just in time for Christmas, too.

Starting Christmas Eve, the Fab Four will be available for your listening pleasure on Apple Music, Spotify, Slacker, Tidal, Microsoft’s Groove, Rhapsody, Deezer, Google Play, and Amazon Prime.

Phone-killing apps

Which apps aren’t the best for your phone’s battery, performance, and data plan? Photo: Pixelkult/Pixabay CC

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The latest quarterly report from antivirus company AVG has outed the battery-killingest, storage-hoggingest apps currently available.

Some of the culprits are unsurprising, but a few might be murdering your phone’s performance without you knowing, like some kind of ninjas that have somehow taken app form. All of this and more happens in “Appsassins,” the screenplay I’m pitching to SyFy.

But here are the biggest offenders, because that’s really the more important information here.

Google announced Spotify support for Chromecast in late September. Photo: Google

Google announced Spotify support for Chromecast in late September. Photo: Google

Spotify has finally rolled out support for the original Google Chromecast, allowing users to stream their favorite tunes to the TV when it’s time to party. You don’t need to be a Spotify Premium subscriber, either.

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