Spotify for Mac

Spotify for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 20 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.0.117.g93e0429c
  • Total Downloads:
    78,170
  • Date Added:
    April 15, 2013
  • File Size:
    112.93KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    416
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8

Editors' Review

+

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.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–2 of 2

4 stars

"Excellent music player"

August 18, 2013  |  By pnodine

 |  Version: Spotify 0.9.0.117.g93e0429c

Pros

Integrates with iTunes. Easy to add apps for music discovery. Loads fast and the adds arent too intrusive.

Cons

Wish the search was better. If you dont know exactly what you are looking for the search is not very good.

Summary

A very good music player overall and not crippled in anyway if you choose not to upgrade.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

1 stars

"Spotify phones home to Google Analytics"

June 03, 2013  |  By zunipus

 |  Version: Spotify 0.9.0.117.g93e0429c

Pros

skip skip skip

Cons

Spotify phones home to Google Analytics

Summary

Spotify phones home to Google Analytics.

The only reason to do so to my knowledge is to allow Google surveillance of my computer behavior. If your app is going to surveil my computer use, then ASK MY PERMISSION FIRST, DAMMIT. I have used my reverse firewall Little Snitch to deny Spotify access to Google Analytics forever. I suggest other folks with reverse firewalls consider doing the same.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1–2 of 2

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Spotify
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
General
Publisher Spotify
Publisher web site http://www.spotify.com/en/
Release Date April 15, 2013
Date Added April 15, 2013
Version 0.9.0.117.g93e0429c
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 112.93KB
File Name SpotifyInstaller.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 78,170
Downloads Last Week 416
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Spotify

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK