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  • Spotify for iOS Gains New Radio Feature


    Apart from syncing your own playlists to the Spotify application, the Spotify for iOS application was once useless to anyone that didnít have a Spotify premium account. Now, Spotify is introducing a new radio feature, which will allow you to listen to randomized music based on genres or recommended artists and it doesn't require a premium account. It functions similarly to the popular Pandora application in that it allows you to thumbs up or thumbs down music and move forward and backward through the tracks.

    Spotify is a free application, so if you have always wanted to download it, this Radio feature gives you the perfect excuse to. It is literally free music at your fingertips. It offers a better user experience than using the Music application on your iOS device because instead of wasting your limited flash storage on music tracks from iTunes, you can just stream the music over the Internet instead. It works over Wi-Fi and cellular networks.

    The obvious downside to the radio feature is that you donít get a choice of what to listen to Ė music is randomized. You can, however, skip tracks you donít want to listen to. If you are a Spotify premium user, you probably wonít find the radio feature as great as using your premium access to unlimited music. However, premium users could still use the radio feature if they feel they will be too far away from the device for long periods of time such that they wonít be able to change music tracks Ė such as at work. It does allow users to discover music they may have never heard of before.

    The new radio feature is available as a free Spotify update on iOS devices through the App Store today. Additionally, the update also adds a couple of improvements:
    • Long-press on any track to display an improved context menu
    • People view scrolls more smoothly
    • Stability has been improved.



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    Sources: Engadget
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Spotify for iOS Gains New Radio Feature started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. aidanharris's Avatar
      aidanharris -
      Sounds cool I just stream my music library over google music or google play music or whatever it is their callin it these days :P
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Rather new app called Songza that's pretty cool that I have been using. Great ratings as well and free music!
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      How does this new feature compare to SpotOn? I use that a lot with my spotify account and very much like it
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Downloading and giving it a try! Thanks! Love comparing apps!
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      So if I have pandora then this is pointless for me
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPod View Post
      So if I have pandora then this is pointless for me
      Yup, that's what I use
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Linkin Park FTW.
    1. CraZyJaVieR's Avatar
      CraZyJaVieR -
      I have SPOTIFY premium so I'm ok xD
    1. BhadKarma's Avatar
      BhadKarma -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      Linkin Park FTW.
      Your name is Metallica fan? And you just said linkin park FTW? oh 1991 is the answer. They fell off... IMO
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPod View Post
      So if I have pandora then this is pointless for me
      and for us who have spotify this makes pandora pointless for us
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      and for us who have spotify this makes pandora pointless for us
      Yup good for you
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPod View Post
      Yup good for you
      Lol good for 'us.' Spotify for the win.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Lol good for 'us.' Spotify for the win.
      Don't listen to listen to music when I'm at home all the time, so streaming is kinda not worth paying for for me
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      Spotify cool

      Quote Originally Posted by iPod View Post
      Don't listen to listen to music when I'm at home all the time, so streaming is kinda not worth paying for for me

      HuH? what
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      If I like a song, I'll buy it to keep it and store it on my iPod. Spotify is a great service but I never found myself using it enough.
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPod View Post
      Don't listen to listen to music when I'm at home all the time, so streaming is kinda not worth paying for for me
      Didn't you post something about pandora? That streams with limitations. Spotify offers offline playing as well as just searching for a specific track and listening to it. The radio lets you skip as many songs as you want.

      But to each there own
    1. Green Chicken's Avatar
      Green Chicken -
      For some reason, it won't load. I don't know if it's just glitchy for now or not :s
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      Didn't you post something about pandora? That streams with limitations. Spotify offers offline playing as well as just searching for a specific track and listening to it. The radio lets you skip as many songs as you want.

      But to each there own
      Does it matter to you what I do? Shouldn't..
      Also like I said, I don't listen to music enough at home to pay for this
    1. control635's Avatar
      control635 -
      Spotify is the best music app out
    1. bckane's Avatar
      bckane -
      Quote Originally Posted by Green Chicken View Post
      For some reason, it won't load. I don't know if it's just glitchy for now or not :s
      I'm having the same problem will not load