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06-19-2012, 12:12 PM #1
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 didn’t 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 similar 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 don’t get a choice of what to listen to – music is randomized. You can, however, skip tracks you don’t want to listen to. If you are a Spotify premium user, you probably won’t 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 won’t be able to change music tracks – 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.
Be sure to grab it!
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 06-19-2012 at 12:21 PM.
06-19-2012, 12:38 PM #2
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
06-19-2012, 12:43 PM #3
Rather new app called Songza that's pretty cool that I have been using. Great ratings as well and free music!
06-19-2012, 12:55 PM #4
How does this new feature compare to SpotOn? I use that a lot with my spotify account and very much like it
06-19-2012, 12:56 PM #5
Downloading and giving it a try! Thanks! Love comparing apps!
06-19-2012, 01:06 PM #6
So if I have pandora then this is pointless for me
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06-19-2012, 02:23 PM #8
Linkin Park FTW.
06-19-2012, 02:53 PM #9
I have SPOTIFY premium so I'm ok xD
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06-19-2012, 07:14 PM #16
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.
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06-19-2012, 09:09 PM #18
For some reason, it won't load. I don't know if it's just glitchy for now or not :s
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06-19-2012, 10:12 PM #20
Spotify is the best music app out