The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #153599 Message #3598103
Posted By: Joe Offer
04-Feb-14 - 02:44 AM
Thread Name: BS: Tech? Forgotify?
Subject: RE: BS: Tech? Forgotify?
Spotify started in Sweden in 2008, and then opened in the UK in 2009. Some nice Mudcatter in the UK gave me a gift subscription, so I had Spotify for quite some time before it opened for business in the United States in 2011. You can get limited service with commercials for free, but I pay $4.99 a month for unlimited service without commercials. Spotify has a vast music library, although there are some limits on its catalog of folk music - it does have the entire Folkways and Topic catalogs, however.
The browser-based Spotify works very well for me. The version of Spotify installed on my computer also plays the music I have stored on my computer, but that iteration of Spotify seems a bit sluggish to me.
All in all, I have to say that I like it very much.