If you’ve been a Spotify user ever since its inception, then you probably know how frustrating it was that there wasn’t a web app available, which would essentially allow you to listen your music library on any computer with an internet connection. However, the company has confirmed that they’re rolling out a beta version of the Spotify web app starting today.
While this is certainly good news to Spotify loyalists, the music streaming service emphasized that the beta will only be available for a select number of users, but they didn’t say how many or what the criteria was for selecting the group of beta testers. The company was pretty vague in their confirmation, saying only “a small number of users” will be testing out the web app.
The confirmation of a Spotify web player shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. We heard whisperings about a possible browser-based music player back in September, and it was only a matter of time before the company released one anyway, considering that one of its main competitors, Rdio, has a browser-based music player of its own.
Spotify says that we’ll hear more info about their web app later “next year,” which sounds like a ways off, but next year is actually only a couple months away. Hopefully Spotify will hit us with an official launch of a web music player first thing in January. Until then, we’ll have to rely on our desktop apps for now.
[via The Next Web]