The most annoying thing about music streaming service Spotify is that you have to use their rather ugly application. Well, according to rumblings picked up by the Telegraph the streaming service might be contemplating going web-based.
Launched in 2009, Spotify has been heralded as the the saviour of music amongst many other things. While were not quite there yet, getting rid of their clunky software would be a decent place to start. Just imagine if every blog used a Spotify embed instead of Soundcloud embed and artists actually got paid.
The Swedish startup has already amassed 10 million users, with 4 million paying for the premium service, but in order to make that next step they need to radically change their delivery methods including going web-based. And it probably wouldn’t hurt if it was available on more platforms, ahem Xbox, ahem PS3.
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.
If reports are true that Apple are finally ready to embrace streaming and launch their own service – now is the time for Spotify to really make an impact before Apple and their billions enters the market.
Would you pay for Spotify if you could access it via a brand-new shiny website ? Let us know below.