Spotify, the hugely popular music streaming service for smartphones and desktop PCs, is expected to announce the launch of several Facebook-esque apps in an attempt to set itself apart from its rivals.
The ‘apps’ would hand music magazines and ticket vendors a space to promote their wares while users spin their favourite playlists, differentiating Spotify from the relatively contentless Amazon and Apple.
These new additions to the world of Spotify are expected to be free to use, although they won’t be immediately available for Android and iOS.
Commenting on the music service’s imminent app store announcement, a senior digital music executive told The Telegraph, “This could Spotify’s first proper steps towards becoming a platform, rather than just a service. Ironically having just become a super app on Facebook’s platform, Spotify is trying to become the home of all music related app-style content.”
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