Everything you need to know about Spotify

Spotify is one of the best current services to listen, download, share and discover new music. These are some of the things you need to know about this application.

What is Spotify?

It is an application launched in 2008 that allows users to listen to music directly from the cloud without having to download it first. It has an incredible database with more than 30 million songs so it is not an exaggeration to say that whatever your taste in music, here you will be well attended.

It is currently one of the fastest-growing music services worldwide. You can use the app completely free although it has a Premium version where the best features are available. It is available in 58 countries and only in Switzerland, his native country, has 70% of all musical income.

Main advantages of Spotify Premium

The main advantages of Spotify Premium is that you do not have to listen to the ads that appear every five or six songs in the free version, besides, you can download music to listen to it offline which is advantageous when you do not have an internet source nearby, such This is the case of flights by plane or subway.

How to use the app

You need to have an Internet connection and a gadget to run the app, such as a  tablet, smartphone, PC or a TV connected to the network through an input device, such as a game console. Although in each gadget the benefits are different, Spotify focuses on playing music.

Who uses Spotify?

If we rely on statistics, much of the world is using the application with a total of 200 million active users where 20% of them use the Premium version and although it is true that Pandora has 80 million active users only 3.5 million They pay for the service.

Complaints to Spotify

The main complaints or disagreements before the service have been shown by the musicians, this is because they are paid much less than they should in correspondence with the profits obtained. The situation takes place since Spotify contracts with the labels and those who create the music are the end of the link.

Because of this, artists like Taylor Swift have withdrawn all their music from the service in protest at the ridiculous payment to musicians.

The future of this service

Recently the company announced that they will start a new video service, something like MTV without reaching so much. Its creators announced that they will cover some strategies such as online programs and video podcasts.