Tinder Swipes Right for Spotify Integration; Apple Music Teams Up With PayPal
Tinder users should start seeing Spotify on their dating profiles going forward. Beginning today (Sept. 20), swipers will be able to see and play other people's top songs directly from their Tinder profiles, with or without a Spotify account. If you do have an account tied to your profile, you'll actually see a list of artists you have in common with that potential match. (You love Ram Jam's "Black Betty" too? Swipe right!)
Then there's adding a so-called "Anthem" to your Tinder profile, a feature that Spotify details at length in a new blog post. Again, with-or-without a Spotify account, you're encouraged to add single track to your Tinder profile that best describes you. "That one song you can't get out of your head," the streamer says. "Where the lyrics of your life meet the rhythm of your soul. It may change as you change, but at any given time, you have an anthem -- and the world is waiting to hear it."
To fully add the new music integration to your Tinder profile, you'll first need to tweak your settings to link it with your Spotify account. Searching for and adding an "Anthem" to your profile does not require that. Tinder featuring Spotify is rolling out today in all 59 markets where Spotify is available.
Here's a shot of Amanda, 26, whose anthem is courtesy of Britney Spears.
Meanwhile in Cuppertino, Apple Music really wants your business. Case in point: the music streaming service has teamed with PayPal Digital Gifts to offer a discounted yearly subscription that basically gives you two months free.
The U.S.-only deal, found here on eBay, lets shoppers buy 12 months of Apple Music for $99, shedding $20 off what it would normally cost for a year of the service. After purchasing (using a PayPal account, naturally), you can use the digital code yourself or have it sent to someone as a gift. If you are already a subscriber, you can set the $99-code to pay Apple when it comes time to extend your membership.
There's also an option to buy a non-discounted 3-month card for about $30, but… why? About 1,500 of the Apple Music digital gifts have been sold since the deal hit the eBay store.
It's just the latest deal offered by Apple Music to entice new users to the service, which has 17 million paid subscribers by Tim Cook's estimation. Spotify, by comparison, just announced it has 40 million paid users.