Spotify service that just launched this morning in the USA. I'll be showing you it right now. If you didn't know Spotify is a digital distribution service giving you access to over 15 million songs all available on-demand and buffer free. I've been enjoying it over the past few days and so far I'm completely amazed, I've spend hours and hours listing to all types of music I forgot I even knew. It has been available in the UK for almost 2 years now but is just finally landing on the U.S. and you guys should all be excited.
yesterday that when the Spotify service landed in the US it would bring with it an app for the Android user to enjoy on the go. That app is here now and our sister site SlashGear has already reviewed the Spotify service.
heard it was coming and they have a great Android app to go along with it, but this is official news and I am excited. My co-workers in Europe love spotify and use it daily.
Spotify for Android has been updated, with the new version being quicker to load, having a tweaked UI and reducing its demands on battery. The tweaked app also now allows users to choose which storage device to keep cached tracks on, for Android devices with more than one memory card; music sync over WiFi is also said to be improved. There are also fixes for voice search and missing cover art, along with how audio restarts after phone calls. Devices with dedicated media buttons are also supported in v0.4.9 too. The Spotify app for Android is, as before, a free download. However you'll need a premium account with the service in order to actually use it when mobile.
- Ability to choose storage location on devices with more than one memory card.
- Changes to user interface.
- Reduced startup time.
- Improved battery life when using Spotify.
- Volume control now always controls media volume, even if music is not playing.
- Support for media buttons and audio focus APIs introduced in Froyo.
- Much improved music syncing over WiFi.
- Voice search now works properly when in Spotify.
- Scrobbling issues have been fixed.
- Bug causing missing cover art for local files has been fixed.
- Failing to sync with locked screen has been fixed.
- Music starting by itself after a phone call has been fixed.
- Many other stability and performance improvements.
has announced a deal with track-ID specialists Shazam which will see links between the two apps. After identifying a song with the Android Shazam app, a "Play in Spotify" button will automatically open the Spotify Mobile app and load the track there, along with any other content from that artist it can find. You'll need a premium Spotify account in order to use the Spotify Mobile app, and Shazam apparently are yet to add the integration support to their free app, but it's said to be coming soon. [via SlashGear]
Spotify has pushed out a new version of their Android media player app, complete with high-resolution graphics to suit large-screen devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and performance boosts that reduce time between tracks and other lag. The company now reckons the app will work on "almost any screen resolution, rotation and density, even tablet resolutions." Spotify for Android is a free download from the Android Market, though you'll need a premium account with the service in order to use it. Changelist below.
- All the graphics have been re-done and are now available in high-definition.
- The overall design has been re-done.
- Support for almost any screen resolution, rotation and density, even tablet resolutions.
- On-the-fly screen rotation support, used on devices with fold-out keyboard.
- Multiple performance improvements to increase applications speed.
- Improved error messages with better descriptions.
- Improved detection of network connection and faster reconnections.
- Fixed the texts and controllers that were cropped in some places.
- Fixed the album art view which was often inconsistent with what was playing.
- Fixed when the widget was not showing the correct content.
- Fixed an issue with the application not playing the next song in certain cases.
- New devices supported: HTC Desire HD, HTC Desire Z, Huawei U8300, Motorola Cliq, Motorola Cliq XT, Motorola XT720, Samsung Galaxy 3 (Apollo), Samsung Galaxy Tab, Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro, Sony Ericsson X8 and ZTE Blade
recently hit the Android market, and if you didn't grab it whiel you could you may be too late. The app has reportedly gone back to invite only status because the company couldn't handle the glut of new registrations.