I wouldn’t say that I’m an avid fan/user of Spotify, and neither am I a premium user of Spotify. In fact, I’ve only started to use Spotify recently (early this year). I use Spotify mainly only when I require a constant stream of music without having to choose my songs (while coding), for some of you that might be wondering, YouTube simply takes up too much resources due to the video playing. With that, I find that some of the points presented conflicts with what I feel about the application.
Dark is bad. Not something that everyone likes.
Well, personally I’ve no issues with the theme. In fact, I like the dark theme as it is softer on the eyes and helps differentiate itself from other application. However, then again it is impossible for everyone to like the same things, maybe in this sense, Spotify should have an alternate theme just for the other block in this party.
Spotify is like a radio, because of the many ads.
As someone whom uses Spotify for its constant stream of music, the advertisements are far from annoying. After using YouTube without ad-block during internship, I begin to appreciate Spotify even more, YouTube advertisements were of different volumes and could end up choppy due to loading times, whereas in my experience of using Spotify, the advertisement seems to fit in well, subtly and the song continuous without any pause. Occasionally, I might even fail to notice that there was an advertisement inserted.
Free streaming allows for wider market reach.
I have to agree on this point. Free streaming was the only reason why I used the application and will be the only reason why I’ll use it. As a free user, I’ve no issues with Spotify inserting advertisements inbetween songs (as long as it remains subtle to me) as long as it helps them stay afloat and remain freeeee!
Up till this point, it seems that Spotify has been all good and no bad. However, I’ve to admit, I’ve had my bad experiences with Spotify. When I first started using Spotify, I signed up using Facebook, downloaded the application, and tried logging in using Facebook again, lo and behold, I couldn’t login and had to register for a new account.
In conclusion, personally I feel that there has yet to be a song/artiste/band that I am unable to find on Spotify (subjective to my own range of songs), this makes Spotify my only source of music now, and I certainly do not foresee myself using another application for my music needs soon.
Cheers! Thanks for reading!