Spotify apps

2 December 2011

It was a matter of time before Spotify opened their platform to third parties. As a way to extend and become the de-facto music platform for pretty much everyone around the globe. We won’t deny it’s one of our preferred music streaming platforms, and if you start adding some great services to enrich the music experience, then you’ll find yourself sticking around the Swedish platform more time than you could imagine.

Think about it… if you’re one of those who tended to visit pitchfork for the “best new music” section, or read The Guardian’s critics every week, then go back to Spotify and see if they have it… well… there’s no longer the need to get out of Spotify. Or say you wanted to use the great recommendations from (Spotify somehow attempted to recreate  with their overview & related artists sections), you just simply add the app as if you were adding a playlist to your left menu.

reading the reviews from Spotify is handy
reading the reviews from Spotify is handy

For the launch they’ve partnered with some big names (Rolling Stone, Songkick, Fuse, Soundrop….), some of those other great programs and sites that create your musical universe. As you can imagine the apps choice will get bigger & bigger… although we must say that as Spotify doesn’t have the rights to stream every single piece of music in the planet… well… half of those Pitchfork or The Guardian reviews aren’t directly accessible from the platform.


 Still, it’s a great start to open the platform and keep attracting users… now all they have left is to enable publications like us embed our own spotify players on-line. More info this way.

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21 July 2010

We registered on MOG like months ago and never used it. Why? Because we’re mostly Europeans so basically their “All Access” is yet not available here and on the other side we had a pretty good alternative: Spotify. Now they’ve just launched (finally) their mobile app…

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Spotify gets serious, prepare the battleground Apple

6 May 2010

[tweetmeme] Tired of swallowing radioesque ads each couple of songs as well as banners & pop-ups each time I opened Spotify, one day I decided to go for the premium version. They got me, and I guess this is one of my firmest steps in becoming the type of consumer on-line brands love: the one who actually pays & subscribes to their products.

floating ad that appeared when not actively using Spotify, it complemented the constant ad interruptions in between songs and side banners

Long gone those torrentspy, mininova & torrentreactor days (well… sort of). I’m starting to leave behind those illegal downloads filled with proxies, seeds & edited files. We still believe @ aqnb that content should be shared freely, that’s why we keep saying that any kind of product or initiative should have if not a free version at least the add-financed one. But that’s another discussion.

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