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The competition of apps in the music genre is getting hotter day by day but Spotify remains to be one of the favorite music streaming services the world has seen. Spotify is a free to download music service on both Android and iOS devices and its head to head against music giants like Apple Music, Google Music and Pandora. Why Spotify manages to lead the race – let’s find out!
Spotify offers users a colorful choice and variety of music. It offer an intuitive music streaming experience with a bunch of different features that make it a wholly unique and diverse app. These features include smart, auto-generated playlists, sharing options, podcasts and even smart speakers from the company are soon to grace the music marketplace.
Spotify is an app that is free to download per say but you’ll need to subscribe to the service to really enjoy the full experience of it or to stream the latest music. Still, spotify is a decent solution for those who need a good streaming platform but don’t want to spend cash on it. How Spotify makes money through free accounts is simple: advertisements. You can play any track or song of your choosing but you’ll have to listen to a boring ad play somewhere in between the audio which can be quite a drag. The ad will appear after every few songs and has the potential to break your tempo. What’s worse, you can’t even skip it. The Spotify app on mobile devices is also notorious for being clunky in terms of the web player. The songs or playlists your make in the app can’t be backed up or used for offline playback but some cache can be stored. Still, there will be ads you’ll have to bear with. The best solution for this is to opt for the monthly or annual subscription. At $9.99 per month, subscribers can enjoy an unlimited access to over 40 million tracks and songs that can be listened on all devices connected to your Spotify account. You can also download these tracks for offline playback which is a major advantage only premium Spotify users can enjoy. You can also choose to opt for a family Spotify account which is similar to a family Netflix account so that the entire family can gain access to this music platform. The charges for the family package are slightly higher though.
Users estimate that Spotify offers over 40 million tracks as of late. This is an overwhelming number and you’re bound to find that old 60’s song you forgot about on this music streaming service. There are some noticeable absences in the Spotify library though but because the library is so vast already, we’ve got little to complain.
The app itself has a stable UI and a good design. There are some features that lack and could use some working on, however. Take the search bar for example. The search filter option isn’t the smartest as we had hoped. Finding a song that is less heard of or is from an underground artist can be quite complicated. Even if the particular song exists in the library, you might have a hard time digging it out.
Spotify also offers a separate section for podcasts. This feature was introduced back in 2015 and, to our surprise, has gained a lot of success. Spotify recommends podcasts for users tailored to certain moods. It does so for normal music playlists as well. You can also connect your Spotify music service to a Wifi-enabled speaker via the Spotify Connect option. There are a bunch of smart speakers that are compatible with Spotify Connect. To check if your smart speaker is supported by Spotify Connect, you’ll need to head over to spotifygear.com
Spotify Music is one of the top apps in the Music & Audio app category, which belongs to Spotify Ltd.. It's last update was on November 3, 2017 and it has been already downloaded 100,000,000 - 500,000,000 times. On the app store it has now 9,852,302 reviews. After you get to Spotify Music page on the app store, click install & enjoy it.