03 July 2014

App Review: Spotify- the best music streaming app to date.

Spotify is now available in the Philippines!
The world's most popular music streaming service, Spotify, was officially launched in the Philippines on April 8, 2014 and teamed up with Globe Telecom as its exclusive telecommunications partner.


With Spotify app, you can listen to any song, album or artist, on any device, for free! The basic service is free (with ads) but users can upgrade to Spotify Premium for 120php per month which removes the ads and gives them more access to features and services that are not available on basic account. With Globe's exclusive partnership with Spotify, existing GoSurf postpaid subscribers get Spotify Premium free of charge.


Spotify Premium Features

1. With Spotify Premium, you'll enjoy an unbeatable music experience: listen to whatever music you want,
whenever you want, on any device with unlimited skips.

2. Paid Premium subscriptions remove advertisements and allow users to download music to listen offline.

3. Spotify Premium Offers amazing audio quality of up to 320kbps!

4.  With Spotify Premium, you have access to over 30 million songs. The song catalogs are updated daily, mixing global hits with one of the most extensive OPM catalogues available!

Your free membership registration for a Spotify account give you a 5-day access to Spotify Premium. Within that 5-day trial period, you will enjoy all the benefits of Spotify Premium subscription like downloading songs and playing it offline. However, after that 5-day trial, your Spotify experience will revert back to free/basic membership and your downloaded tracks will no longer be playable offline.

Aside from the 120php per month Spotify Premium subscription, you can also subscribe by registering to Globe GoSurf promo. GoSURF gives customers mobile internet access together with Spotify (basic) for as low as P10 a day.

Here's how to avail of the Spotify Premium subscription with Globe Telecom's Go Surf mobile plan.

1. Choose your desired subscription from the table below which ranges from P299-P2499 depending to the amount of data and type of subscription you prefer.

2. After successful registration, you need to activate your 30-day premium subscription via spotify.globe.com.ph.

3. After pointing your browser to spotify.globe.com.ph, you will be asked to enter your 11-digit mobile number.

4. Spotify will send the verification code on your mobile number and enter it to activate your account.

5. After entering the verification code, you will be asked to log in if you already have a Spotify account, or sign up if you still don’t have one. You may use your Facebook details as well to log in.

6. Once logged in to your Spotify account, you should be seeing a page saying “You are now ready to play” this would means that you successfully set-up the Spotify Premium.

7. Open the Spotify app and enjoy your 30-day Spotify Premium subscription.

If you enjoy music regardless of its quality, I think Spotify won't replace your usual mp3 player but if you're into high quality music streaming that will gratify your auditory sense up to the highest level of indulgence, you should give it a try.

Compatibility
Spotify app is available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, MeeGo, S60 (Symbian) and Windows Mobile.