Spotify web app now available from the Chrome Store

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So we have a bit of good and bad news. The good news is Spotify has just released its web app and it is now available from the Chrome Web Store! The bad news is not everyone will really be able to enjoy it at its full capacity.

Spotify’s internet player is currently under closed beta everywhere except for the UK, where it is currently being offered under open beta. This means that unless you live in the UK or are signed up for the closed beta program, the Chrome app will only serve as a shortcut to Spotify’s website.

spotify-2Spotify’s new web app will serve as a great product for Chrome OS users. Until now, Spotify subscribers haven’t been able to use the service on the web-based operating system. It is available for Mac, Windows, Android, iOS and a plethora of other devices, but only as a native app. But if the release of the web app can serve as any proof, the web player should be coming to everyone else soon.

After all, Spotify is simply a cloud music player, there is no reason why it should not work from the web. Check out the web app, if you can, at the Chrome Web Store. As for the rest of us, well we can download the app and wait until we get some love.

Chrome Web Store: Music for every moment – Spotify

P.S.: We know… they should have just called it Spotify.

[Via: OMGChrome]



  • LukeHenry

    If you have a spotify account and merge it with your facebook account and then go to play.spotify.com then the web based version should work. i live in the US and it would not work until i merged my spotify account with FB. Also, I pay for the premium membership which might also make a difference.

  • ranndino

    That’s awesome news. BTW, I’m in the US & the web app worked without any issues for me. Signed in with FB & have the $5 plan.

  • Took a while but working now. I’m in Ireland but also premium user and had access to the beta before (which stopped working some time ago though). So happy I can play it on my Pixel… otherwise I would’ve had to stopped paying.