Spotify Releases Apps and Brings Me Back to High School
Oh Spotify, how did we make it through the work week without you? Spotify has burst onto the scene and has definitely made some noise, surpassing the 10 million user mark recently. Since Spotify launched in the states, it has continued to evolve and improve the experience for users, none bigger than its partnership with Facebook, making it a number one contender in the streaming space.
Recently, Spotify released a major overhaul with its launch of social apps. These applications are built within the Spotify client and are currently in beta stages. The best news? Last.fm is included in the initial batch of apps which can be tested. Last.fm has been my streaming service of choice since 2005 (see my profile here). Last.fm’s discovery algorithm helped me discover hundreds of new bands during my high school and college career. With the implementation of Last.fm’s application, I found myself this week A) listening to my versions of “classics” from high school and B) discovering brand new music that has adjusted to my tastes as I grew older.
I’m flat out thrilled that Last.fm has found a way to become relevant again and partner with Spotify in a space that will be extremely interesting to keep an eye on during the next year. With Last.fm’s discovery algorithm implemented into Spotify, I can only hope that my musical journey of discovery will continue. If you want to learn more about Spotify’s new apps, watch the video below: