Check out your year in music over at Spotify's Your 2018 Wrapped

It’s that time of the year again. What? No, not Christmas, that’s still a ways off. It’s Spotify Wrapped season. After all, the best thing about Spotify is discovering new music, and now you can take a tour of you musical tastes from the last year by numbers. And not only do you get some fun statistics to brag about (I beat you this year, Artem!), there are also a pair of new playlists: Your Top Songs 2018, and a rut-defying Tastebreakers for a glimpse at something new. Read MoreCheck out your year in music over at Spotify’s Your 2018 Wrapped was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Spotify tests letting you import local songs on Android, a tabbed Library view, and other improvements

We love dissecting APKs here on Android Police — our own Cody spends his entire day going through all of Google’s apps looking for the tiniest of changes that could hint at an upcoming feature, so we appreciate a lot the work others do when they look at apps that we don’t have the time/manpower to. Take Jane Manchun Wong, for example. She’s been leaking Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram features for a while, and her latest dip into Spotify has yielded a lot of interesting discoveries. Read MoreSpotify tests letting you import local songs on Android, a tabbed Library view, and other improvements was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Spotify now available in the Middle East and North Africa, if you have an invite

Earlier this year, it was rumored that Spotify would arrive in MENA (Middle East and North Africa) sometime in Q4 2018. It seems the speculation was true, as Spotify has now launched in a handful of MENA countries — but only to those with invites.
Spotify now appears to be live in Lebanon, Jordan, UAE, KSA, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria. Read MoreSpotify now available in the Middle East and North Africa, if you have an invite was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Get a free Google Home Mini when you sign up for Spotify Family plan

Everybody loves free stuff and this latest promo from Spotify is one of the better ones we’ve seen around these parts. Spotify is teaming up with Google to offer a free Google Home Mini to anyone who signs up (or upgrades their account) to a Spotify Premium for Family plan.
The promo is only good until December 12th, 2018, and only while supplies last — so you’ll need to act quick if you want to take advantage of the deal. Spotify Premium for Family costs $14.99 a month and allows you to add up to 6 people to your plan with their own separate accounts for ad-free, unlimited music streaming. Even if you’re already a Spotify user (Premium or Premium w/Hulu) you can still upgrade your account to take advantage of the deal.

Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive an email with a link you can follow that takes you to the Google Store. There you’ll be able to choose your color (whit- sorry, chalk already appears to be sold out) and you’ll see a promo code already applied in your cart, reducing the price to zero dollars. Now that’s a deal.
Once the order has been placed, a Google Home Mini will appear on your doorstep a few short days later. It doesn’t get much easier than that. To jump on this deal, simply hit the link right here.
Source: Spotify

Spotify sued over gender discrimination by former sales executive

Unequal treatment of female employees has been problematic at many major tech companies, and it seems like Spotify is no exception. Variety reports that Hong Perez, a former sales executive at the company, has sued Spotify over alleged gender discrimination and defamation. Perez filed suit in the New York Supreme Court on Tuesday, pointing out several examples of how she and other female employees at Spotify were treated unfairly.
Reportedly, one male executive was promoted after receiving multiple warnings for sexual harassment, and the executive repeatedly took male sales employees to strip clubs in Atlantic City. Read MoreSpotify sued over gender discrimination by former sales executive was written by the awesome team at Android Police.