Tag Archives: spotify

January 28, 2015

PlayStation getting a Spotify-powered music service

Sony today revealed PlayStation Music, a new Spotify-powered music service coming to PlayStation 3, 4 and “Xperia smartphones and tablets” this spring. The service will outright replace Music Unlimited, the service that Sony previously implemented across devices, powered by its own enormous music catalog. The news marks the first time Spotify has come to any game console, and is a major coup for Sony’s PlayStation group in the battle for major home entertainment apps on game consoles (Xbox One notoriously got HBO Go first).

Excellent news. I’ve always wanted something like this, but wasn’t willing to sign up for another service when I already use Spotify for streaming.

June 1, 2011

How Spotify works

Some interesting technical details and statistics.

Only 8.8% of music playback comes from Spotify’s servers. The rest comes from the peer-to-peer network (35.8%) or your local cache (55.4%).

March 11, 2011
May 19, 2010

Spotify Open

20 hours of free music, for those without an invite to Spotify. I have an inkling that the cap will eventually span all free accounts, invite or no invite.

March 17, 2010
November 23, 2009

Spotify for Symbian

The client has been released – I’d guess that it offers pretty much the same features as the iPhone app.

Update: as with the iPhone version, the client’s for premium subscribers and it supports offline playlists.