Spotify, the music streaming service behind one of Android’s most popular apps, is integrating with Facebook.
The tie-up was announced yesterday at Facebook’s annual F8 conference in San Francisco and forms part of the social network’s latest rebranding as an entertainment hub, allowing users to access music, movies and television content and news all from within the website.
Speaking at F8 in conjunction with Facebook’s Mark Zukerberg, Spotify founder Daniel Ek said of the collaboration, ”Finding new music is always difficult and that is why we created Spotify. We knew the service had to be free and social. We have spent the last few years building a service where you can find music. Add this to Facebook’s 800 million users and this will light up the world.”
Speculation surrounding a partnership between Facebook and Spotify has been circulating since May, when it was rumoured the pair had signed a deal integrating the two platforms. With Soundcloud, Netflix and DailyMotion all on board as well, in addition to several other services, it seems Facebook is intent on being a one stop media portal for all varieties of entertainment.
Although not available at present, the changes are expected to implemented into Facebook’s Android app over the coming months.