She dresses with an effortless cool, she knows the best hidden taco joints, and her music taste is always on point. From personalized playlists to just-for-you radio, Spotify has your back. If you like the ease of someone else choosing songs for you, you should try Spotify Radio. How to do it: Follow a playlist to save it to your radio library, and further personalize it by liking or disliking tracks. Enter a track, artist, or playlist and Spotify will create a station based on that music. Unfollowing the station will remove it.
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But consider your decision carefully. And even if you have a smart home system from one company, you can use voice commands to control smart home products that would be otherwise incompatible with that system—provided those devices are compatible with your digital assistant of choice. An increasing number of soundbars double as smart speakers. The best smart speakers have displays to convey visual information: Everything from song lyrics, to weather forecasts, shopping lists, videos, security camera feeds, and more. You can pair two of them for stereo , and you can add an Echo Sub to enhance low-end frequency response. Google once again takes the runner-up spot here, despite the improvements the company has made to its rebranded smart speaker.
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So how do you cut through the noise? This is a quick and easy one. Load up one of your favorite tracks on YouTube , and check out the recommended list of tracks and playlists down the right you can even queue them up effortlessly with the Autoplay option. It would be a shame if Last. A place to share and discover playlists, 8tracks gives you a number of ways to discover new music—you can either have a browse through some of the recently uploaded playlists on the front page, or use the search box at the top to look for particular genres you like. Artists and mood tags help you dive deeper into the content that 8tracks has to offer. To add to the appeal there are mobile apps for all the popular devices. It requires some extra effort in terms of digging around, but you can often make better discoveries as a result. Pick out one of your favorite types of music and Shuffer.
The coronavirus pandemic has put indie musicians in a tougher spot than most have ever been in before, with no ability to tour traditionally — and, therefore, sell more merch in person — due to social-distancing measures and bans on large gatherings. Many labels gave up their share too, and some even made all their music pay-what-you-can. Most music for sale on Bandcamp has a minimum price, but you can always pay more to go directly to the artist. The Bandcamp Day on July 3 looked like it was going to be the last, and artists responded accordingly by uploading B-sides and demos for that day only — but, given the popularity of the event, Bandcamp has declared that the first Friday of every month for the rest of will be Bandcamp Friday. On August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, and December 4, the site will again direct its share of profits to artists and labels from 12 a. Pacific Time e. Eastern Time on August 7 to 3 a. ET on August 8. Rapper Blu and producer Exile are back for the first time in eight years on a new album Miles , still working in lockstep.