Spotify is a new way to enjoy music. Simply download and install, before you know it you'll be singing along to the genre, artist or song of your choice. With Spotify you are never far away from the song you want. There are no restrictions in terms of what you can listen to or when. Forget about the hassle of waiting for files to download and fill up your hard drive before you get round to organising them. Spotify is instant, fun and simple.
Because music is social, Spotify allows you to share songs and playlists with friends, and even work together on collaborative playlists, Friday afternoon in the office might never be the same again! We're music lovers like everyone else.
Reviewing 184.108.40.206 (Apr 15, 2015)
The latest re-write is atrocious, there is near on a thousand pages on the Spotify forums of users who dislike the latest version - Several wanted features have been removed with vague promises they will be included at a later date - Many users have downgraded (upgraded?) to a pre 1.0 version so they can continue to use it - Apart from features being removed the latest version uses far more memory, & isn't as configurable, there is virtually nothing to like about it.
Reviewing 220.127.116.113 Beta (Mar 5, 2015)
Nice software that makes it incredibly easy to find/browse music/albums you'd normally not listen to,or simply forgotten. To find a custom playlist from a specific USERNAME you simply use a syntax in the Spotify search field:
Linux DEB package available for Ubuntu/Debian based distros:
Linux RPM package available for Fedora based distros:
Unfortunately Spotify Windows client DID NOT run properly under WINE last time I tested.
Reviewing 0.9.8.296 (Apr 11, 2014)
Love this program! Looks a lot like Songbird, a discontinued media player not long ago. Makes it incredibly easy to find and browse music/albums you'd normally not listen to. To find a custom playlist from a specific USERNAME you simply use a syntax in the Spotify search field:
One minor bug,when you browse an artist's' album, sometimes it's non responsive or doesn't go back immediately when you hit the "back" button;waiting a few more seconds and it will respond to go back. Pretty solid and stable for me on Windows 8.1,no crashes and running for hours.
Reviewing 0.9.8.217 (Feb 21, 2014)
It's time this program was in final, there are no noticeable changes with each release apart from some improved stability (it had plenty of room to improve here) - Spotify uses ridiculous amounts of RAM within 2 minutes of launching it was using well in excess of 300 MEG & the program still terminates when it wants to - It seems the developers pay no attention to it's users in it's own forum.
Only using this desktop version can you specify HQ streaming which still is only equivalent to MP3 360 Bitrate but on most apps you get what they give you which is 128 MP3 equivalent, not good enough for £10 a month ($16.68).
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