Spotify Bans Jamcast Plugin for PlayStation

Back in August we looked at Jamcast, a 3rd-party PC app that lets you listen to Spotify on a PlayStation or Xbox. This general-purpose DNLA app showed a lot of promise for coupling with Spotify, and while not the only solution it’s by far the easiest.

The developers at Jamcast obviously saw the mutual benefit of their app working with Spotify, and now that Spotify finally allow their API to be used commercially (subject to Spotify approval) the team at Jamcast developed a plugin to allow native browsing and playing of Spotify on PS3s and Xboxes – check out this demo video:

Jamcast duly submitted their plugin to Spotify for approval, but unfortunately Spotify refused permission (citing the app as “re-streaming” even though it’s only rebroadcasting it from a PC to a PS3). You can read the full story over at (incidentally a great website for unique tech stories), where Israel Kendall discusses the ban and talks to Scott Streaker, CEO of Jamcast developers Software Development Solutions.

Thanks to Israel to getting in touch about this!