At Funcoast we're obviously very big audiophiles. We're always looking for new jams and the best places and ways to rock out. So this week's App of the Week is all about jamming out to what you like, wherever you like.
Spotify, the all-in-one music lovers app, recently came out with an app for the Kindle Fire, meaning that this app is now available for iOs, Android, Symbian, Windows phones, BlackBerry, the Kindle Fire, and both Windows and Apple PC's. Being available across so many platforms means that this app is quite literally designed to let you take your music everywhere, no matter what device you have with you.
So how does it work? Spotify has multiple different ways for you to enjoy music. If there’s something specific you want to listen to you use the search function to find and listen to a song, artist or album. If you’re looking for more variety in your listening experience you can listen to Pandora-like artist- or genre-inspired radio stations. If you have friends who are also using Spotify the app gives you the option to connect with them via Facebook or email so you can check out what they’re listening to and listen to the same thing.
Another great thing about Spotify is the “apps”. These are specific channels within Spotify where songs have been curated by the likes of Rolling Stone Magazine, Pitchfork and We Are Hunted, a website for up-and-coming music acts. These are incredible for even more of a social listening experience, finding new music from sources you trust or for just letting someone else pick a playlist for you. Unfortunately the apps are only available in the desktop version, available for free HERE, but we really suggest downloading the desktop application along with the mobile apps to get the full Spotify experience.
To sum things up, Spotify is pretty much the one-stop go to for all of your music needs. It brings the radio functionality of Pandora, the a la carte playability of GrooveShark and the personal library capability of iTunes together in one place.
Spotify offers three different options, with three different prices. There’s Spotify premium for $9.99/month, Spotify unlimited for $4.99/month and the free version of Spotify, which is, as the titles states, free. Each version allows you access to the Spotify library, but the two paid versions each have extra features. To get the all-encompassing Spotify app experience we suggest going for the premium.
Spotify is available for your desktop HERE, the Kindle Fire HERE or to find it for another mobile device go HERE, where they have all sorts of help to find and download the right app for your mobile device.