Touch Bar & AirPods auto-pause support added to Spotify client
Through the latest update, Music streaming service Spotify has added both Touch Bar support and implementation of the auto-pause features for Apple’s wirelesss AirPods.
The controls newly provided are quite similar to iTunes. Now users can use the Touch Bar to “scrub” through a track, pause, play, induce a search box, and shuffle.
Spotify didn’t specifically trumpet the update, which also pauses playback when AirPods are removed from one of the listener’s ears, and resumes when reinstalled.
There are over 30 million songs and 100 million monthly active users with 40 million paid subscribers on Spotify. In early December last year, Apple Music was reported to have more than 20 million subscribers, after 17 months of service – a milestone that took Spotify 7 years to obtain with a mix of free and paid plans.
One of Spotify’s smaller advantages over Apple Music is a dedicated desktop client that is mostly mobile-oriented and can only be reached on Mac and Windows systems through iTunes – software burdened with a couple of other tasks.