Spotify Launches 'Browse', a Playlist Curation Feature for iOS and Android

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    As noted by Engadget, music streaming service Spotify has announced "Browse", a playlist curation and recommendation feature that will begin rolling out to users of its iOS and Android today. Browse utilizes a new user interface within the existing app, with the playlists selected by Spotify staffers and set to accompany different moods and moments. The feature also allows for users to integrate songs from top lists and new releases and integrate them into the curated playlists as well.

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    Spotify originally launched on the iPhone in September 2009 for a handful of European countries where the service was offered, with a U.S. launch following in July 2011. An iPad version of Spotify launched in May 2012 as the service's iOS app went universal, and the app holds a four and a half star rating across all versions, with over 228,000 reviews in the App Store. The iOS version also offers a 48-hour free trial of Spotify Premium, as well as free radio streaming for U.S. users.

    Spotify can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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  2. macrumors 68030

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    Never tried Spotify. I've been thinking about getting a radio like service instead of using iTunes.

    Who has the best service? Pandora?
     
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    Why those idiots got rid of "whats new" ill never understand. Dont care much for the "discovery" feature.
     
  4. macrumors Nehalem

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    I am not a fan of the discovery feature either. I don't like that it tells me I haven't listened to Slayer in a long while so do I want to now? It is not really the kind of "discover" I want to see.

    Spotify in some cases, and in my opinion, is a different service all together. Perhaps it is only because of the way that I use it though.

    Pandora is great if you like a genre of music and want to essentially listen to that genre. It's a good way to discover some new music, but or me, Pandora gets repetitive. If you like CCR then you can create a CCR station and listen to like music. If you want to listen to a specific song by CCR, you create the station and hope to hear that one song.

    Spotify is great if you want to listen to a new album or any artist in particular. I like sampling new music that way and I still enjoy listening to full albums from start to finish. If I want to listen to one song in particular, Spotify is where I go. I also use spotify more because I pay for it whereas I don't pay for Pandora. I won't pay for both.

    To simply it, Pandora is the radio and Spotify is a music store to me.
    Neither service will allow you to keep your music unless you do so illegally. Neither service will stop working completely if you stop paying, but it will limit what you can do. Pandora restricts total amount of "skips" and has audible ads. Spotify also has audible ads (if I recall) and will not let you do much on your iOS devices outside of the radio if you don't pay. I do like Spotify's option to make a playlist available offline for 30 days. This is nice if I am flying and won't be able to stream my music.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Fine. Now let me organize my own music collection in a meaningful way. Spotify's lack of organization features is it's weakest side, IMO.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    i remember when i used to stream music on soundcloud because i didnt wanted to pay for songs, but then my friends told me how it's worth it, i took the risk and joined spotify, it's been two years now and i've never looked back. spotify is awesome, never going to anything else.
     

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