If you used Spotify in the early days, you’ll know the service used to offer a selection of much-loved social features.
Today, those features have mostly vanished, much to the chagrin of long-time subscribers. Although you can get some of them back using workarounds, it’s clear that Spotify’s priorities have shifted away from the social aspects of the platform.
If you’re yearning for the olden days, you might be in luck. A new app called Vybes is trying to restore the social side of Spotify. Keep reading to learn more.
What Is Vybes for Spotify?
At its core, Vybes is an app which allows you to enjoy Spotify music with friends. You can share music with them, use their musical tastes to discover new music for yourself, and listen to tracks together at the same time.
Instead of using the well-trodden path of news feeds, comments, and “likes,” Vybes encourages you to follow other people on their musical journey. You can see what your friends are listening to and tune in for a while.
At the moment, the app is in beta, but you can sign up and have a poke around. The full app is expected to go live in late 2018. The app is available on the web, Android, and iOS.
Spotify Integration With Last.fm
If you’ve been a long-time user of Last.fm, you’ll have tens of thousands of scrobbles linked to your account. Potentially, they stretch back a decade or more.
Vybes can use your old Last.fm data to create playlists for you. To listen to a stream of songs you’d long since forgotten about, check out the Blast from the Past feature.
Note: In order to use Vybes features, you need a Spotify Premium account.