You Should Be Using Spotify

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    How many songs do you have in your music library? 10,000? 30,000? 50,000?

    Do you have Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues”, and Radiohead’s “Subterranean Homesick Alien”? Speaking of aliens, what about Alien Ant Farm’s Michael Jackson cover? Or perhaps the King of Pop’s original?

    Can you fit your entire library on your iPod? With Spotify you have access to the four songs mentioned plus millions more. Haven’t heard of Spotify? Here are a few reasons to check it out:

    Screenshot of Spotify Desktop

    Screenshot of Spotify Desktop

    It’s free
    That’s right. For the cost of absolutely nothing you can access a huge library of music on your Mac or PC. All it takes is an internet connection (which you’re probably “sharing with” the neighbors anyway.)

    It’s efficient
    All it takes is a few quick keystrokes and a tiny tap of the enter key in Spotify’s search bar to find that one song that has been stuck in your head all day. It’s faster than YouTube, it’s legal unlike file-sharing sites like Megaupload, and it allows you to select only the songs you want to hear unlike Pandora (and if you like internet radio, Spotify has you covered.)

    Spotify Friends

    Screenshot of Social on Spotify Mobile

    It’s social
    The days of sharing actual music files are over. Share your playlists with your friends by connecting your Spotify account to Facebook, and check out what your friends are listening to while you’re at it.

    It’s mobile
    On top of being a fantastic desktop app, you can use Spotify on your mobile device. With Spotify Premium, you can stream a catalog of over 15 millions songs directly to your phone. It would take more than 387 iPod Classics to hold all that music. In addition to a plethora of music at your fingertips, no more wasting time editing your iPods. The music library keeps growing and you never run out of space.

    Are you convinced yet? Try it out. After you’re hooked, send me a song or playlist to check out.


    Comment from Amber O’Shea
    Time April 1, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    It’s interesting that Spotify now incorporates a few other apps in its app, as well. I’ve had Spotify since it’s introduction in the US, and I love it. Between that and Pandora, I rarely touch my iTunes anymore, unless I want to hear something really obscure that I just happen to own…

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