Spotify is a music streaming web application service which was developed by a Swedish company in the year 2007. However, it didn’t hit the markets until the next year – 2008. It is currently available in 65 countries as of 2018. One of the main reasons for its success is its policy of providing its consumers and subscribers with DRM-protected (Digital Rights Management) content. The service can be availed by partnering with all the artists who are willing to give Spotify the rights of their music. It, in turn, pays the artists 30% of their total earnings which they earn from their subscribers. They’ve put up their services for a monthly or yearly subscription, either individually or for a family subscription.
It is available across almost all platforms. Platforms like Windows, Linux, MacOS, iOS, Android are supported. They have custom applications relative to the operating system. This is done for apt optimization concerning the system preferences and differences in kernel outlay. Spotify is more of a freemium service which has allowed it to gain a considerable market share when compared to other streaming and music services available. You initially had to download its application on your respective system to listen to songs. But following a recent makeover, you can now use its online web player on your browser itself. However, the list of supported browsers is currently less but growing.
About the web player
The web player allows its, users and subscribers, to listen to their registered playlists without having to download the application. While you won’t be able to download songs, it is a decent platform for people to stream it. The Spotify web player has been adjusted in a way which has it optimized. This is why it is popular with several of the web browsers. Browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, are already supported. Support for the remaining comes soon. However, playing music on the web player can be a bit of a hassle. You might not know how to go about it. Following these mentioned steps will help you in listening to your desired playlists on your web browser itself.
- To open or use the Spotify Web Player all you have to do is click on this link Spotify Web Player.
Following this, you’ll be loaded into a new window with the Spotify Web Player ready to play your favorite tunes.
All that remains is logging in to your already registered account on Spotify. Once you’ve been logged in, you can start utilizing the Spotify Web Player application.
After being logged in, you’ll be greeted by a relatively simple and similar layout to the Spotify application for desktops. On the lest panel you’ll see the regular tabs – Search, Browse, Discover, Radio. These tabs are a significant feature in helping you discover some new music by new and talented artists. You can search for your favorite artists in the search tab, find new music in the discover tab. In the Radio tab, you can very easily play different songs of a particular genre which might or might not be in your playlist. The songs playback cannot be scheduled or controlled, just like a radio.