Spotify to launch browser-based music app and redesign, reports TechCrunch

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Spotify plans to launch a browser-based music player to either complement or replace its desktop application, TechCrunch reports. Apparently, the reason the company hasn’t updated its desktop application with many new features beyond Spotify Apps is because it’s been quietly preparing a web version in the midst of launching several mobile app updates. Spotify’s current desktop app relies on a special blend of streaming and peer-to-peer technology to work so quickly, while its mobile apps only use streaming. It’s likely that Spotify’s web app will rely wholly on streaming to deliver music to users, much like chief competitor Rdio’s web app.

TechCrunch also reports that alongside Spotify’s new web app will be an across-the-board redesign…

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