Selena Gomez released a new song called “Bad Liar” today, which, if you keep up with those kinds of things, you might already know about. What you might not know is that there’s also a new video for the song, and you can only watch it one particular way: vertically, on a smartphone, exclusively on Spotify.
Another thing: you won’t find the “Bad Liar” video if you just mosey over to Gomez’s Spotify page. It’s only available as part of Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits playlist. Eventually the video will likely move over to YouTube, but for now, you’re stuck with Spotify’s mobile app and a vertical view.
This is not the first time Spotify has added music videos to playlists. The service’s RapCaviar playlist often features videos…
Google’s speech recognition error rate is getting lower and lower – yesterday, the company said it’s now under 5% and has dropped from 8.5% this time last year. And I find that to be more and more the case in my own use: Google seems to recognize almost everything I throw at it now, even when I add Lebanese/Arabic names from my contacts list that I wouldn’t expect it to get right.
But if you’re wondering how Google’s speech recognition fares in comparison to other voice assistants, Wired has made a video in conjunction with Andy Wood and Matt Kirshen (from Probably Science) to show you just that.