Spotify to launch browser-based version

Spotify plans to launch browser-based audio streaming service

Spotify, the music streaming service, is set to offer a browser-based version as part of a site-wide redesign

Spotify seems set to expand on how it offers its streaming music service. According to an article published on TechCrunch, which states that multiple sources say Spotify is preparing to launch a browser-based version of its streaming music service.

It's unclear at this stage if th the new, web-based version will augment Spotify's desktop and mobile apps, but its focus will be more on following users' listening habits and playlist influencers. It's also hoped that removing the download from the signing up process will make the service feel more user-friendly and attract more subscribers. TechCrunch also claimed a source said a subscription fee for Spotify''s mobile app is in the works.

Spotify currently boasts more than 10 million users and around four million paid-up subscribers across 415 different countries - a steady rise from 2 million in 2011.

Source: TechCrunch