While Spotify continues to dominate the online music streaming landscape, regularly beating out competitors Google Play, Tidal and others, the company has grand plans for the future. The company could be venturing into online streaming video content as well as music, but could Spotify emerge as Netflix rival?
Spotify continues to grow bigger with more than 30million users worldwide, with numbers steadily growing. Offering an unrivalled streaming service with over 30million tracks available, including Kanye West’s latest album Life of Pablo. The interesting twist in this one however, is that Kanye originally only released the album on Tidal, a direct rival to Spotify. Seeing how Spotify is only getting bigger, and Tidal falling by the wayside, it was the smart thing to do.
While rumours circulated about Spotify potentially venturing into video content, it has already experimented with video segments in the UK, USA, Germany and home country Sweden. At the moment these have been short clips from ESPN, Comedy Central and BBC, as a way for Spotify to see how clips would integrate into their established music delivery service. The difference Spotify see, to say Netflix, is that they would not be after exclusive rights, much like Netflix Originals. Instead they will be hoping to obtain global rights, without preventing rivals from broadcasting the same content. Only time will tell if Spotify do plan to branch out.
If you are one of the 30million Spotify subscribers, chances are the service has replaced having to carry your music around with you through MP3 players and iPods. Combined with Spotify’s ability to allow you to ‘save’ songs to be payed offline, the service is everything you need to carry any music you wish around with you. But unfortunately regional restrictions still come into play if you leave your own country. Le VPN will allow you to bypass these restrictions put in place. As Spotify has to rely on record labels and studios in allowing them to stream their music, the licensing might only cover certain countries. When you’re travelling, nobody wants to have to carry around their entire music collection with them physically, so by using Spotify you can take your entire library wherever you go, as long as you have access to the internet.
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