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.
finally released their official app into the Android Market, meaning that premium subscribers to the music streaming service can now access tracks on the move. As promised, the app delivers on-device database browsing, playlist creation and offline playback. The offline playback means that playlist contents are cached, and can be replayed while the Android device is temporarily without a 3G or WiFi signal or indeed switched to airplane mode. A third-party app delivering catalog access was released back in August, but removed at the request of the company themselves. Spotify Mobile for Android (and the iPhone/iPod touch app, which has also been released today) is available for download now, and requires a subscription to Spotify Premium. That costs £9.99 per month ($18); currently Spotify is only available in the UK, France, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Spain, though a US launch has been tipped for as early as the end of 2009. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ALGPknOsiU[/youtube] [via SlashGear]
Spotify, who provide a free music streaming service, have demonstrated their new mobile client on the T-Mobile G1. The new Android app - which is yet to be released - allows tracks to be synchronized with the handset for offline playback, meaning that even without WiFi or cellular data music can be played back. The app also supports on-device searches and custom playlists, with straightforward access to the company's huge catalog of tracks. It's also synchronized with their existing desktop app, meaning you can search for and add a track on the desktop and have it sync for offline playback on the cellphone. As a desktop Spotify user, this is just what I've been waiting for. The company has previously said that they'd be requiring mobile users to sign up for their premium service (which cuts out the adverts that intermittently pop up for free account holders) and frankly this looks well worth it. No word on when we could expect to see a release; they're promising more details at Google I/O. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ALGPknOsiU[/youtube]