Spotify in your browser? It's happening
Every one loves Spotify, the music streaming service available on smartphones, PC and Mac. Except, you’ve only been able to listen to tracks on your computer with a desktop application – and good luck persuading IT to let you install that on your work computer. That’s about to change though: a new report says Spotify is about to bust its way into your web browser.
According to TechCrunch’s sources, development on the Spotify PC and Mac desktop applications has apparently ground to a halt as the team has been hard at work making it run inside your browser. The move may also be accompanied a drop in the Premium subscription price – currently £9.99 per month – as well as more of a focus on discovering new music, something Spotify’s not all that hot at right now.
That’s exciting news for a lot of reasons. For one, it’ll mean you won’t ever have to download an update to Spotify ever again, since it can all be done server side: you just log in at (presumably) spotfiy.com, and presto, the new features are there.
It also means people can tune in on computers where they wouldn’t be able to install the Spotify application – at work, say, or at an internet cafe. And lastly, it means that any mobile phone with a modern browser can join the fun too, without the need to wait for a separate application to arrive on the app store.
Yup, that’s right – Spotify everywhere is about to happen. We’ll have more for you whenever Spotify announces the news, but in the meantime, let us know your thoughts in the comments below: does the upcoming iTunes radio stand a chance?