Spotify

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 118 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.15.27
  • Total Downloads:
    510,574
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 11, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

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Editors' Review

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Spotify has been around for a good year and hasn't changed much; it's still one of our favorite applications for music on demand and music library management. Taking cues from iTunes, Spotify integrates your existing music libraries with its own giant catalog of songs from artists all over the world. Where it trumps iTunes is that all the music is pretty much available to stream for free, with offline functionality for an addition 10 bucks a month. In the in-app advertisements, claims like "Piracy is overrated" are quite justified; Spotify is seriously one of the most easiest ways to grab just about any song you can think of, and stellar for discovering new music.

And while we've already covered the highlights of the layout and the general functions of the service, Spotify has since then been pushing users to take advantage of its own app catalog to further enhance the playlist creation experience.

Apps are available from bigger names and sites like Billboard charts and well-known musicians, as well as discovery brands like Hype Machine help users discover new music from just about any genre. And while users can already explore curated lists from their synced friends via Facebook, Spotify apps are in some sense the company's response to address the need for more curated lists.

It's not surprising that the actual number of apps in the catalog is rather small, but then again there's really only so much you can do with music playlists. From our experience, most of the apps are centered around music discovery and suggestion, or syncing with well-known discovery sites like Hype Machine. They are interesting for a bit but few apps really add any new legitimate features or functions to the music listening experience, except just visual reorientations of artist spotlights. My personal favorite was simply the TuneWiki lyrics plugin; it basically turned my Spotify app into a makeshift karaoke so I can secretly sing and rap to myself at work. Other apps that were also interesting included Fuse, an app that highlights music of artists who make headlines or appear on the news.

Your favorited apps will follow you whenever you log onto Spotify, no matter what machine you're on.

If you're looking for a free, legal way to get all your favorite songs on your computer, stop living under a rock and download this now.

 
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5 stars

"I love this app for any mood I am in!"

November 04, 2014  |  By pdumou6293

 |  Version: Spotify 0.9.14.13

Pros

It never has glitches, they update regularly, I can find almost all of the music I am looking for, an if I don't there is something else to fit the bill. I have been using spotify for a year and will not use anything else...Bye Bye Pandora! Happiest I have been in a long time, and now I am a premium member (for past 4 months) and extremely happy with that choice as well. I gotta go, going to listen to my workout folder now.

Cons

when you make a folder, sometimes the Radio station veers away from the music you are wanting it to find or play, the algorithm seems a little loose. but, I will say my folders/playlists can be a bit eclectic, so this may be the reason. (that is why rating is 4.5 stars)

Summary

Download free version, Use it, Love it...later on pay for premium and love it even more. Personally, I wouldn't want to live without it. And feel free to follow me if you join.

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1 stars

"Lousy algorithm."

January 25, 2014  |  By swanjame

 |  Version: Spotify 0.9.7.16

Pros

Nice selection, Good quality audio. Easy to create a station.

Cons

The algorithm that decides whst will be mixed in on your station really is bad. It looks for any excuse at all to throw rap music at you.

I could not figure out a way to cancel or correct corrupted stations. It is a if the algorythm is trying to force you to listen to things you do not like.

Summary

Not for me.

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3 stars

"Difficult to navigate"

January 05, 2014  |  By reneeinspired

 |  Version: Spotify 0.9.1.57

Pros

All music that I want.
Sound is clear.
It is now free.

Cons

Difficult to navigate.
Not user friendly on my phone.

Summary

I am almost to the point where I am willing to pay for Google Music on my phone because I find the user interface so frustrating. I do all that I can to avoid a subscription fee and right now I am wishing that I still had my iPhone. If I had the iPhone I would be listening to Apple Radio for sure.

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1 stars

"Would not recommend"

December 01, 2013  |  By msgogeke

 |  Version: Spotify 0.9.1.57

Pros

It was easy to set up and marketing was so good in that I decided to try the pro

Cons

Cumbersome interface, music goes missing from synched devices. After the 30 day trial is up make sure you cancel or you start getting charged subscription fees. Impossible to contact.

Summary

I needed something to compile some music playlists to an IPAD from my primary Windows laptop. The synchronization worked great until the day of the wedding where we found that most of the dance tracks had simply unsynched from the IPAD so much for any use out of this program. I am paying for a month of the service which I will never use again. I somehow fumbled through the cancel process which was intentionally difficult.

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1 stars

"Complicated"

October 31, 2013  |  By hforsgren

 |  Version: Spotify 0.9.1.57

Pros

If you have the time to learn the weird system, more power to you.

Cons

Hard to find what you need to find, QUICKLY.

Summary

Go with Itunes.

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5 stars

"Great music"

September 22, 2013  |  By rogersgloopen

 |  Version: Spotify 0.9.1.57

Pros

everything

Cons

nothinggggg

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4 stars

"Music is great"

September 18, 2013  |  By kolassao

 |  Version: Spotify 0.9.1.57

Pros

Music is great, they have a lot of artists....

Cons

registration, you cannot travel with the basic accounts because its not available in a lot of countries

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1 stars

"Complete lack of usable customer service"

July 22, 2013  |  By troy122

 |  Version: Spotify 0.9.1.57

Pros

Great when it works but when something goes wrong don't expect to be able to talk to a human being.

Cons

One of my email providers recently stopped their service without warning. That email address was the one used for my Spotify account. I hadn't used Spotify for a while and when I logged in recently it said incorrect password. There is a 'Forgotten Password' link on the log in page but that sends an email to the registration email address which in my case no longer exists. The help link suggests speaking to Customer Service and you do this by logging in. I cannot do this! After much searching I found an email address that appears to go to Spotify Customer Service. I have used it twice now and you do get a reply albeit an automated reply. It says the best way of dealing with issues is to use the Customer Service link in Spotify (obviously after you've logged on).
There don't appear to be any real people at Spotify and there is a fundamental flaw in their support process.

Summary

1. The email address I used at Registration no longer exists.
2. I cannot log in to Spotify as my password isn't working.
3. I cannot reset my Spotify password using the 'Forgotten Password' link as it sends the email to an address that does not exists.
4. To speak to Customer Service you have to log in.
5. There is no Customer Service telephone number.
6. I wonder if there are any real people at Spotify and if they read CNET reviews.

MOST IMPORTANT: Beyond the inability to use the service that I pay for monthly I would love to ask them why they took £119 from my PayPal account back in June. Please can some one from Spotify contact me?

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5 stars

"Love spotify! Powerful music provider service."

May 26, 2013  |  By rcpmac

 |  Version: Spotify 0.9.0.133

Pros

Modeled on iTunes. easy and intuitive organization. Large catalog of songs. Album organization is excellent. Integration with users own music collection be it windows media or iTunes.
Social media component, (something i'm not usually drawn to,) appears on the side as suggested user's playlists and can bring interesting new titles.

Cons

For all the pluses, it still feels expensive as a subscription commitment.
Some artists are not covered i.e Beatles Led Zep, ACDC, some Radiohead,Pink Floyd, Metalica
Again, integration with users own music collection be it windows media or iTunes should fill the few gaps

Summary

Overall I'm smitten with Spotify. I worry about rumblings of a buy out from Google or Apple.

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4 stars

"It's ok for casual users."

May 14, 2013  |  By waynes470

 |  Version: Spotify 0.9.0.133

Pros

Good selection of music.

Cons

Linked to Facebook,so all your friends know what you're listening!I like my privacy especially my music choice.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.9.15.27
Version 0.9.15.27 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Spotify
Publisher web site http://www.spotify.com/en/
Release Date December 11, 2014
Date Added December 11, 2014
Version 0.9.15.27
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 134.66KB
File Name SpotifySetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 510,574
Downloads Last Week 2,017
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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