Music lovers, social media maniacs, tech geeks and curious kids everywhere are jumping into Spotify. Why? Music streaming mixed with social media and more.
The biggest draw: You can *literally* drag/drop swap music with friends, simply by syncing your account with Facebook.
The biggest issue: Not *all* songs are available. They’ve got an incredible database, and are working with record labels to make more and more music available here in the states (in the UK they have a much larger library… it’s where this service started, they’ve gotten a jump start).
More benefits? Spotify syncs songs from your computer’s iTunes, is built for new music discovery, is set up for simple self curated playlists, and allows you to jump around an artists entire anthology without having to throw $15 at an album you’re unsure of. (We’ve all done it only to wish there was a return policy.) Plus, their mobile app allows you to access all of these features on the go. That’s huge for an urban commuter like me. Music is a huge part of my day.
It’s a blend of all the big music players. Pandora‘s radio functionality, Grooveshark‘s self-curated playlists, the social media connections of Last.fm & Turntable.fm. They all offer music streaming via the web. They all rely on the internet to provide you the tunes, so if you don’t trust your internet provider, change before jumping in. I will say Spotify has been the most successful of the players because of their adoption of the mobile app. With cell networks, this workaround works wonders for some bum internet providers. A final note, I recommend the $9.99 a month for unlimited access. You eliminate annoying ads, and gives you full access online and offline. You won’t be disappointed.
Sounds unbelievable but it’s real… very, very real. Get at it! You probably won’t open Pandora, GrooveShark or iTunes* again.
*I said it. I’m not sorry.