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Spotify is the most popular streaming music services that you can find these days. At first, it was created as a regular streaming app and wasn’t different from its analogs. But in 2015 the developers added a few bright features and as a result, Spotify stayed ahead of the curve. The service was founded in 2008 in Sweden and has more than 30 million tracks in the library and an audience of over 100 million people, available in 66 countries around the world. This service can be used on desktops, mobile devices, the web, as well as on game consoles, TVs and stereos.

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Spotify review

Spotify is the most popular streaming music services that you can find these days. At first, it was created as a regular streaming app and wasn’t different from its analogs. But in 2015 the developers added a few bright features and as a result, Spotify stayed ahead of the curve.

The service was founded in 2008 in Sweden and has more than 30 million tracks in the library and an audience of over 100 million people, available in 66 countries around the world. This service can be used on desktops, mobile devices, the web, as well as on game consoles, TVs and stereos.

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Functionality 5/5

The brightest feature of Spotify is that you can download any track with a reliable and super fast speed and listen to them offline without spending your PC’s memory because Spotify gives you an unlimited storage. However, this feature is limited to three devices per account, until you get a paid subscription that allows you to upload tracks on mobile devices for offline listening, pick any songs at any time and protects you from advertising banners and periodically pop-up ads. You can also choose different levels of audio quality.

There is a Radio option available which will give you top fresh tracks all the time, and you won’t need to look for the music. You can set own taste preferences or select stations by genre and hear only the music that you like.

The desktop version of Spotify also lets you view lyrics, add MP3 files and build own music library by saving the albums you like. There are also such sections as 'Artists' and 'Songs,' so it's always easy to find any song you want.

The Spotify Connect makes this program keeping pace with the time because it lets you control music from various sources around your home and play whatever you want through different speakers.

Design 4.5/5

Spotify has a stylish black interface with so many different tabs and options offered that you might get confused for the first time. But after you look everything through and learn all those resizable panels and a bar of playback controls, you’ll love this program right away.

The home page offers you to search for music by genre or mood, see latest pop news and the freshest releases, check the best lists. The news feed includes comments from authors, added playlists and tracks. You can also find a search bar at the top through which you can manage all your tracks, artists and albums. You can monitor even your friend's musical movements in the "Actions" section and check out their music preferences.

The message section makes Spotify look like a real musical social network because you can exchange messages and music with your friends right there without using any other apps.

The "Devices" section will be useful for premium subscribers because it lets you use a cable or a Wi-Fi network and synchronize MP3 files for listening to them on mobile devices offline.

Usability 5/5

The easiest way to download Spotify and start running it on your desktop is to log in with your Facebook account to the program or become a Spotify member with your e-mail address. Once you logged in, the program will automatically import all your music collection and playlists from iTunes and other music software, giving you easy access to your personal stuff.

The music streaming is perfect with a transmitting quality of 160 Kb/s for free version users and the quality of 320 Kb/s for premium subscribers.

Cross-platform use 5/5

Spotify has applications for all the main mobile and desktop platforms such as iOS, Android, Windows Phone, OS X, Windows, Linux and a few others.

Spotify also has a web player option and provides a way to access music without having a desktop client. You can stream any music from Spotify straight to your speakers without using Bluetooth or 3.5mm cable each time, but these speakers, of course, should be wireless-enabled.

In-app purchases

Spotify is free and available for everybody, but it has a premium version as well. In the free version, you will have to face with some advertisements that play between songs and this will cover costs. The free service also has fewer features and some restrictions on the music playing. For instance, you can shuffle songs from an album, playlists or radio station only and can’t pick a song to play it on the spot. There's also no offline listening.

However, the premium subscription gives you access to all these functions and costs $ 9.99 per month.

Conclusion

Spotify is an excellent streaming app with an enormous music catalog, various tricks, interesting options and features and in overall is a good choice for anyone who is looking for a five-star product.

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Conclusion

It's not just a regular streaming service; it’s a brilliantly polished program full of bright features that will make your music streaming experience more enjoyable.


Pros : High transmitting quality;
A wide range of features;
Enormous free music catalog
Ability to make a wireless connection;
Web player available;
Cross-platformed;

Cons : Available not for all countries;
Audio ads for free users can be annoying;


Functionality 5

Design 4.5

Usability 5

Cross-platform use 5


Average : 4.9




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