The Spotify Platform beta is out now, and it’s fully-loaded with not only a selection of brand-new Spotify Apps but also a whole host of other new features, tweaks and general polish.
After accepting the new Ts&Cs, you’ll see a redesigned homepage using a new HTML5 template. A new Apps section is in the left sidebar near the top. Click the App Finder link in Apps area to view the current list of eleven launch apps:
Spotify Platform is a new Spotify app store that offers things like music recommendations, song lyrics for karaoke nights, concert calendars and ticket listings, all from within the Spotify client. Spotify Apps will be available to all Spotify users (both free and paid) and over a dozen different apps have already been created for launch. These will all be free to use, with content provided by the likes of Rolling Stone, Last.fm and [...]
Virgin Media customers in the UK can now access a new Spotify app on their TiVo boxes. The Flash-based app lets Spotify Premium users browse and listen to playlists through their TV/hi-fi using the TiVo remote, all from the comfort of your sofa. Read on for more on Spotify for TiVo!
Following a much-needed software update, Virgin Media introduced folders to the Apps & Games section on their TiVo box. Select the Music folder [...]
A recent change in how Spotify handles local music passed most people by, but not Spotibot and Echofi creator Andy Smith (@asmitter). He quickly realized that Spotify could now be combined with Dropbox to create a killer streamable archive of your local music; one that auto-syncs and is accessible anywhere Spotify is installed – including mobile!
Over to Andy to tell you how it’s done:
If you’re anything like me you [...]
Today sees the publication of Spotify for Dummies, a new book that details the ins and outs of Spotify and many of the related third-party apps and websites. I spoke to author Kim Gilmour and asked her to tell us a little more about the book: read on for this exclusive interview!
Who is Spotify for Dummies aimed at?
Anyone who uses Spotify can benefit, but beginners and occasional users will get the most out [...]
Synthpop and electronic music website The Electricity Club (TEC) hosted their first ever live event at the weekend. Situated on New Oxford Street, The Bowery was the ideal venue for an extended night of English electropop. Featuring a team of TEC DJs and live performances from CURXES and VILE ELECTRODES, this was an essential event for anyone interested in new synth music.
TEC writer Steve Gray kicked off the night the with first DJ [...]
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 [...]
An EP is a curious musical item: too short to be called an album, too long to be a single, in my pre-Spotify days I used to see them as a good way to buy “half an album” to see whether I liked a band or not.
Anyway, here are four new electronic EPs I’d be happy to spend money on!
Tenek – EP2
Regular readers on this blog will know I love Tenek, whose album On The Wire featured in our Top 10 Synthpop Albums of 2010 [...]
A reader of this blog sent me an email recently to ask how to search for an artist or song in playlists on Spotify Mobile. This would seem like a simple question with a simple answer. Unfortunately Spotify have made it rather difficult to do this, but there is a way to kind of get what you want. Read on for the solution!
Reader Joe asked the following:
“I’ve recently upgraded to Spotify Premium and am having trouble with [...]
Several Spotify-related sites combine album reviews from multiple sources with links to listen in Spotify. Biblify is one, along with Pitchify and Spotimy. New site TheBlend is the latest, combining reviews from eight different resources with Last.fm genre tags to create a slick and easy-to-use website.
TheBlend aggregates reviews from across the web and adds links to Last.fm, Spotify, and Grooveshark. Developer Nick Langridge created [...]