Spotify is one of the leading music streaming service and one of the only multinational services available in Malaysia. The music streaming service comes in free and premium versions which costs users RM 14.90 a month or RM 10 a month if you’re a Maxis subscriber. Spotify allows users to stream an extensive library of music, even YouTube covers without any cap, if you’re a premium subscriber or with ads if you’re a free user over the internet be it mobile or on your laptop.
A slew of updates have come out since last week and this making the application just that much better. First, the application was updated with much needed improvement to its “available offline” feature which Spotify has had since its launch here in Malaysia. The update allows users to download whole playlists and albums to be stored in their devices for up to 30 days with a simple toggle.
Next comes a big step by Samsung in partnership with Spotify. Following its announcement that it’d be streamlining and shutting down a number of its services and applications, it looks like Samsung’s Music Hub application may be replaced by Spotify very soon. The manufacturer has decided to allow the application to play nice with its devices – allowing premium users to stream their music to their Samsung sound systems over a WiFi network, even in multiple rooms. These wireless speakers can work as standalone speakers together with other Samsung devices such as TVs and Blu-Ray Players and come equipped with NFC functionality and are controlled via a separate application. This comes after Samsung announced a partnership with Deezer to reach users in Europe.
According to Samsung we can expect “various joint promotions that users can access both online and offline” in collaboration with Spotify. However, it looks like what we’re seeing with Spotify and Deezer will not be exclusive with the company saying that it willt “expand the pool of music streaming services” for Samsung users.