Spotify to launch browser-based version

Music streaming service is to launch the browser-based version in a redesign, reports claim

Music streaming service Spotify is launch a new browser-based version as part of a redesign, according to reports.

The service is currently available through a desktop application but reports have claimed that the company are planning on launching a new browser-based version. It is not known whether this will replace the current application, the Telegraph reports.

Spotify was launched in the UK in 2009 and arrived in the United States last year. It currently has around 10 million users and four million paying customers – up from two million in September 2011.


The redesign would make Spotify more accessible, making playlists available to users on multiple computers when they log in, instead of having to download the programme again.

In May Spotify launched an iPad app which gave Apple tablet users who have a paid subscription access to Spotify’s 17-million song catalogue.

Last week, it was reported that Apple are planning a move into digital music streaming, by developing a service that will rival Spotify and Pandora.
 The iTunes creators are apparently in the early stages of negotiating with record labels over the planned new service.

The Guardian have also speculated that Apple’s new ‘iPhone 5’, which is expected to launch on Wednesday, could feature music streaming as a surprise extra feature.