A few days ago the rumor was confirmed that a web version of Spotify was being developed. After The Verge confirmed that some users could already access it through a security hole, what we couldn’t believe was that any user can take a look at it by simply clicking on a link. We have tried it out ourselves, and here we tell you what we found.
For a start, the process for getting in is very simple. While the real method would be to access the service’s official website and enter your account information, if you aren’t an accepted member in the beta version you will be left at the door. But this is what’s interesting: If you already have a Spotify account and you have linked your account with Facebook to share your favorite music with your contacts, all you will have to do is click on this link and you will automatically be logged in and able to access all the features of the web version. That being said, it’s very likely that it is just a temporary flaw, so hurry if you want to take a look.
What you will find isn’t anything new—it still has the majority of the features of the original application, such as playlists, recommendations, and personalized radio stations. The layout isn’t very far from the iOS version, and the only noteworthy things that are missing are Facebook integration, offline play, and apps for adding new features. Well, and the advertising, although you probably won’t miss that very much.
You need to have Flash installed on your browser to use it, and even though it works almost perfectly, it has randomly closed on this author apparently due to the fact that it is a beta version that is meant to be a prelude to the global release of the service. At last those who could not install it at the office and had to load their songs from home can smile.