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Spotify Takes on Apple and YouTube: 5 Things to Know About the New Streaming War

Will it be profitable for Spotify to become more than a place to listen to songs?
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The Spotify Event in 80 Seconds

Spotify just laid out its plans to be more than a streaming music service, moving to add videos and podcasts in a new service that will now be available in the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Sweden. The changes chart a path that puts Spotify into direct competition with YouTube at a time when Apple is planning to relaunch its own streaming service. Here are the five most important takeaways from Wednesday's Spotify event: