This meant completing a number of steps before being directed to an external website. But now Spotify users can choose to buy from a library of 8 million tracks without having to leave Spotify.
Rather than having to right-click on a track/album to discover if the music is available to buy they can now see exactly what music is available, with ‘buy’ buttons now visible either underneath the album cover or next to a particular track.
All Spotify MP3 purchases can be played on the service using the the ‘Purchases’ button on the Spotify sidebar and they be transferred to any other MP3 player, program or burnt to a CD.
Ultimately, as with all our work at Spotify, we want to continue to improve the user experience in every area of the service and in this case, make it even easier for our users to try before they buy.
For more information go to www.spotify.com/en/help/faq/#purchases
To read a full review of how the new music purchasing facility works go to Music Ally.