Spotify has been around for a little while. It premiered in the US about a year ago, and has gained immense popularity ever since. When Spotify first came out, it was a fairly weak service, but the massive library of music gave it lots of appeal. Finally, Spotify included a Pandora-like streaming music feature. However, all of these features were limited to the desktop version and the mobile versions of Spotify had absolutely nothing going for them, unless of course you were a paid subscriber.
Now, finally, Spotify has brought its radio feature to the mobile realm. The app was updated about a month ago for iOS with its Android update released today. The update lets you create radio stations by genre, artist, song, or any of the playlists you’ve already made. The quality of the audio on normal is kind of lackluster, but you can crank it up to extreme where it meets my very strict standards. If you’re running 3G, I wouldn’t recommend extreme, but if you’re sitting at home with your device hooked up to some nice speakers, it’s really your only choice.
Spotify’s new radio section
Similarly to Pandora, you only get a certain amount of skippable tracks (5 in the case of Spotify) and you will have to listen to adds every so often. However, if you’re a paying member, you don’t have to worry about any of these issues, but you will have to worry about the $10/month leaving your pocket. My apologies if I sound stingy, but I like paying for music, not music services. Anyway, when you’ve run out of skips, or if you find a song you like, you can give it a thumbs up or a thumbs down. Giving it a thumbs up will automatically add the song to a “Liked from Radio” playlist so you can go back to hear the songs you loved.
The new Spotify update is available today in the App Store as well as the Play Store. Grab it right now, and enjoy listening to all that dubstep you swear to your friends you don’t listen to.
- Sick drop, yo!