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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Spotify: Music to our ears

Jessica Kelly

Published 15/05/2014 | 02:30

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Small things can make a big difference; whether it's a housemate that does your washing up or the colleague that brings you a coffee in the morning – and the same is true about technology.

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What might seem like a small update or cheap accessory can have a huge impact on the user experience.

Spotify is one of the few apps I use daily without fail and they have recently updated its app on both iOS and Android.

As one of the leading music streaming services, Spotify doesn't really need to be explained. Many people are signed up and use the free service, but I'm a subscriber.

For €9.99 a month subscribers get all their music, on all devices and available offline. This means entire playlists can be saved to phone or tablet, so as not to use data. The subscription also removes the ads. It's a much neater, easier and quicker way to manage music – particularly on an Android device.

There are certain tracks absent from the service, but nothing worth cancelling over. The latest app update has given it a more polished look and user friendly experience.

The most obvious change is the interface which is now black, and much more slick.

The new "Your Music" feature is a very handy section of Spotify where playlists, songs and albums get saved for easy access at any time. It's so easy to add to now with the small tick button that appears in the right hand corner of the screen.

First published in INSIDER Magazine, exclusive to Thursday's Irish Independent
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