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Spotify Is Up And Running

Spotify is now available to Canadians.

This advertisement supported service enables its members to stream music to their devices, including Android and iOS powered tablets and cell phones.

An advertisement free service is available for $9.99 CAD + tax per month, payable via credit card or Paypal. Gift cards for the service will likely make their way into the major retailers shortly.

Click here for additional information

Spotify Coming Soon

Spotify is now taking requests for invites from Canadians.

This Swedish advertisement funded music streaming service will be available on most devices and platforms shortly in Canada.

Click here for details.

FYI – Smart TV Cineplex App

I didn’t find any information online in regards to an issue I was having with the Cineplex App on my Samsung Smart TV so I thought I’d post this information.

I haven’t been able to watch films I’ve purchased online via the Cineplex app for a while now because the app asks to be updated. But the latest version listed is the version I have installed so I contacted Cineplex guest relations who got back to me yesterday.

Apparently they changed content providers and are still updating the app, which is expected to be released by the end of either this month or the next.

I’m hoping to take advantage of their Tuesday specials on rentals again a.s.a.p. But will probably either view Cineplex purchases on my computer or need to visit my local Redbox until the app update is released.

UPDATE: This app has been updated

Netflix To Hike Rates ?

It appears that Netflix may be raising their monthly subscription fees to $8.99 soon for new members.

Current members will continue to be able to pay $7.99 until May 2016 and the company claims the hike is necessary to add more content to their service.

Gift Card Offers

Until February 7th, 2014 you will be able to obtain a 15% discount off $50 iTunes Cards at participating Shoppers Drug Mart stores. Please consult your local Shoppers Drug Mart flyer for details.

Turntable.fm Closing

Turntable.fm will be closing on December 2nd, 2013 according to the official blog.

The company wishes to concentrate their efforts on their “Turntable Live” operations, a service that streams live performances, world wide.