Online music service Spotify has just rolled out several social features which the Spotify folks hope would bring their product into the full mainstream of the still growing social music niche. Spotify version 0.4.3 happens to be one of the largest feature upgrade for the online music service since its inception in 2008.
Kicking off its social features are editable Spotify music profile, ability to publish playlists, top artists and top tracks and a relevant move to connect with Facebook. In addition to its new social features, Spotify is also evolving itself to become a full music management platform by adding the “Library” folder which lets you combine your music library with other Spotify members.
Here’s a brief rundown of the new features of Spotify version 0.4.3:
- published your Spotify profile on Facebook, blogs or personal website
- share and publish playlists that you select as you create them
- one-click subscription to playlists within Spotify or Facebook
- display subscriber numbers and subscribers’ names in the submenu
- star tracks or albums or group them into folders
- drag and drop tracks for recommendation
What’s good about the new Spotify is the fact that you can now import any MP3 on your hard drive to your Spotify library via a link within Spotify pointing to its locaiton on your hard drive. You can also import iTunes playlists into Spotify.
Once you’ve setup your account, you can now start browsing, searching, playing and sharing your whole music library.
Overall, a pretty update that is worth checking out. Do you you Spotify? How do you like these new features?