|By||http://e27.cohttp://e27.sg/2012/11/16/spotify-to-roll-out-browser-based-music-player/||| Nov 16, 2012 | Corporations|
The Verge just reported that sources close to music streaming service, Spotify, has revealed that the company plans to begin the roll out of its first ever browser-based music player. Other music streaming service that has browser-based music players includes Deezer’s service in France and Spotify’s main competitor Rdio. View an earlier post on e27 comparing various music streaming services.
The Next Web manage to receive a confirmation from Spotify on The Verge’s exclusive break. In Spotify’s response to The Next Web, the company confirmed that it was testing such an app on a few users.
“We can confirm we’ve launched a beta version of a Spotify web player that we’re testing with a small number of users. Potentially it’s a great additional feature for times you can’t play music through the desktop app, like at work or at a friend’s house. We’ll have more detail on the web player next year.”
According to The Verge, the web player resembles its desktop counterparts on Mac and Windows. Features includes search, Spotify Radio, playlist editing and creation, and a “What’s New” section. Similar to the desktop client, the browser-based music player will likely be free to use with advertisements. The Verge’s sources says that the web app will be roll out over the coming months and will supplement, but not replace, the desktop client.
Spotify’s desktop client uses peer-to-peer technology for faster load times while its mobile apps stream content straight from Spotify’s servers. It is still unclear what technology the web app will use to stream music.
What is next in store for Spotify? How soon will Internet users in Southeast Asia be able to use the service?
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