Spotify has heard the masses, and when contacted, they have confirmed that they will be rolling out a beta version of a Spotify web player to a small number of users. When one looks as a Web player version of Spotify, there is plenty of potential underneath the hood, considering how it would be able to let you enjoy music during moments when you are unable to play music via the desktop app, such as when you are at work or at a friend’s pad. It seems that the Web player will function very close in nature to that of Mac and Windows clients, although it will come with a “basic feature set.” In plain English, this translates to search, Spotify Radio, playlist editing and a What’s New section being made available, among them including audio ads and banner ads.
It seems to us that the Spotify Web player beta is on course for an early launch next year, and when that happens, it would place the company in a strategic position to be able to meet the likes of its rivals Rdio and Grooveshark, enabling users to access their tracks and playlists whenever they do not want to make use of the company’s current smartphone and tablet apps. No idea on how the beta access will work out at the moment, but we do hope to wrap our fingers around additional details in due time.
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