Things I would like to see in spotify
I’ve had the new spotify program/social networking experiment thingy for a while now, and it’s amazing. I love it. Any music you want to listen to at a decent quality streamable from the internet for free, with very minimal amount of adverts. I don’t know what business model they have, how they can afford to do it, or even how long it will last. As for the software itself it very very lightweight – something I admire in the world of Google Apps (although I’ve recently thought some of their web apps have become bloated). It’s very easy to use just search, play, add to playlist, share, etc.
However, there are some features that I think would be nifty:
- Almost essential is the ability for spotify to scrobble. I am sure this will happen once the API is blown open (if ever it will?) but my XMBC even submits music I listen to to last.fm. I don’t see why this can’t either.
- Like most people, I use my PC as a jukebox – I already have a lot of music data on my computer and in a library of some sort. It would be useful if instead of spotify using bandwidth (which might be precious on particular connections) if the file exists in the library, then play the one that exists on the hard-drive library.
- Also it would be good if spotify had an equaliser of some sort. I’ve found that changing the equaliser to the settings for the type of music I’m playing means I listen to it as it was intended to be heard. So far I haven’t been able to find this function in spotify. (If it exists please tell me). I know I could use a soundcard one, but I really can’t be arsed to find new drivers. 🙂