Spotify have announced the next big upgrade for their music streaming platform. Described as the “Spotify revolution” and the “next big step for music”. Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek revealed App Finder, set to bring a wealth of apps to the digital music service.
The “best and the brightest” of the music and app industries are lining up to become a part of the re-vamped service, with the likes of Rolling Stone, Last.fm, Songkick, TuneWiki, Pitchfork, The Guardian and Fuse all readying apps for the platform.
All of these apps will be able to tap into and integrate with Spotify’s catalogue of 16 million (and growing) tracks. For instance, an editorial piece from Rolling Stone magazine may come with an integrated playlist, letting you listen to an albumwhile simultaneously reading a review of it. Or, in the case of TuneWiki, turn Spotify into the most comprehensive karaoke platform in the world.
Powered by HTML5, it seems as though the App Finder will become part of the desktop Spotify application’s left-hand toolbar, with pop-out features sitting on top of the usual Spotify experience.
No word yet on when the update will roll out, but we do know that all apps will be available to both free and Premium users of the service.