Why Spotify is the best way to listen to music.

I have been using Spotify for around 5 years now. I remember being in high school and having this great new way of listening to music, other than illegally downloading on Limewire or having to search through Youtube videos. At the time Spotify was fairly new, no-one had really heard of it yet and you had a limit of 30 hours worth of listening time a month, which now I think about it would not be sufficient for me now because I am on Spotify for what feels like 24 hours a day.

There is a reason I’m telling you this, it’s because I think Spotify is one of the best things to come out of this side of the millennium despite these early beta flaws. There are so many reasons why I love it so much, so here they are:

It’s free!

One of the best things about Spotify is that it is free. The computer download is free, the app and the chrome extension are all free. Nowadays we have to pay for everything, and if it seems too good to be true it probably is. Except for Spotify, as this app is and  always has been free. You can of course pay for a monthly subscription in order to get more perks, but that’s like getting a free burger and paying for extra toppings – you don’t really need to.

It’s easy to navigate

I’m not the biggest technology buff, so when it comes to navigational apps they’re a must for me. Spotify has a simple layout with all of the essential buttons on the side. On the mobile app it’s as simple as swiping the screen for all of the necessary stuff you need.

The features are endless

I’m always looking for new music to get hooked on, so Spotify’s artist radio is one of the special features for me. I used to love using Bloom.fm for my music discovery, but since it’s shutdown earlier this year, I turned to my trusty Spotify account for inspiration. Another feature that’s just that little more special is that if you love a song so much, you can buy the song from the Spotify app for download cutting out the need for an iTunes account.

Problems….what problems?

In my 5 years of using Spotify I have had no problems with it. Everything works perfectly and there are never any bugs that need fixing like the other apps that constantly need an update. However, Spotify isn’t a huge fan of GiffGaff’s internet connection, but that has nothing to do with Spotify and is merely a limitation from my network provider.

With that said, I do now, and forever will think that Spotify is one of the best creations to known to man, and should carry on being amazing for many years to come.

What do you think of Spotify? Have you ever had any problems with it, or like me do you think it’s a wonderful things? Leave your comments below or Tweet us at @PeekTechBlog

Photo credit: press.spotify.com

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