Spotify’s Web Player has now entered a public beta testing phase, after first being revealed back at the company’s major press event in November 2012.
Working from inside any web browser and designed to get more people using the music streaming service, the web player will be a godsend for those looking to listen to Spotify at work or at school, and other places where IT managers frown at the installation of software onto shared PCs.
However, the beta offering still lacks some of the promised features for UK users. Most of the social elements, such as the ability to follow celebrity pages and browse Facebook friends’ playlists from the web interface are still missing.
Controls to make your listening session public or private to social networks are available in the web player beta however, meaning you can keep you Engelbert Humperdinck solo parties to yourself.
You also get the What’s New tab to browse the latest Spotify releases, a regular search tool for trawling through the entire catalogue of millions of songs, and the Spotify Radio feature that creates a radio station based on a chosen artist.