Spotify launched a new feature earlier this month known as the Spotify Play Button. This interactive feature allows any website or blog to include songs, albums, or playlists from the music service on any page. Anyone can listen to the playlists chosen by the page’s author–provided the free Spotify application is installed on his or her computer.
Clearly this new feature is an attempt to increase Spotify’s user base to take on other music services like Pandora. I’ve been an avid fan of Spotify for some time now, and highly recommend the free service to others.
Spotify allows users to listen to a radio station featuring artists similar to your favorites, share your music socially via Facebook integration, and select individual tracks to play when you want control of your music (a feature Pandora lacks). What’s better, none of the music from Spotify needs to be physically downloaded to your computer–it’s all in the cloud.
Including the Spotify Play Button on your website or blog is as simple as copying and pasting a link. Visit Spotify’s Developer Page for more information.
I’ve included a playlist below, “Study Jams” by Andrew Grojean. These songs get me relaxed, “in the zone,” and ready to study for my last final exams of college this week. Enjoy!
Let me know if you have any other great study music that I can add to the playlist, and check out this great playlist too.
See you after finals!