Despite Spotify web player is live since 2013, most of its users still prefer using the desktop app. Though, the web app might be sufficient for few people. So, we bring you the top reasons that you should consider using the Spotify web app.
You’ll have one less App with Spotify Web Player
If you want fewer apps taking up space on your computer/desktop, just get rid of the Spotify app. Just create or import your playlists, and that’s it nothing else is needed. If you are using your Spotify library to save songs/albums, then you won’t even need to create any new playlists.
You can listen to your favorite music at work or at your friend’s, the best part, you wouldn’t even require your computer or phone. Just log in and you’re good.
Browser-based Spotify has you covered, if you love using Spotify hotkeys, they have it all. Just add the Spotify Web Player Hotkeys Chrome extension/Spotify Hotkeys Firefox add-on. The most important hotkeys being-
- Play/Pause: Alt + Shift + P
- Next Track: Alt + Shift + Full Stop(.)
- Previous Track: Alt + Shift + Comma
- Play/Pause: Ctrl + Alt + P
- Next Track: Ctrl + Alt + Full Stop(.)
- Previous Track: Ctrl + Alt + Comma
Music can be played via Widgets and Tools
There are often widgets of their favorite playlists for their website visitors, created by Spotify enthusiasts. Along with dozens of useful playlist-making sites that connect with Spotify. Clicking on these widgets or playlists, and if you are using the Spotify web app the experience carries on smoothly. You don’t have to wait for the desktop app to open.
Playlist links can be used
Spotify Web Player has the URL in the address bar, which can be used to directly access the playlist/ artist. You can really easily copy/paste that to share it with others. You can bookmark your favorite playlists. All that is required is typing the name of the playlist into the address bar. This trick is a real-time-saver if you have multiple playlists saved.
Spotify’s lyric support finally launched across 26 markets in June 2020. Lyrics are now supported across all versions of Spotify, yes, even the web version. Start playing a song and then click on the microphone icon. The app will then switch to full-screen, with scrolling lyrics appearing.
Spotify on Chromebook
Though, you can install a Chrome app for Spotify. All it does is opens up the web app for you. Chromebooks are specifically made to use web apps. However, the installation of the app provides you the option to add Spotify to your app shelf.
There are lots of Spotify third-party tools that provide extra functionality. Though Spotify killed third-party tools within the app itself. However, using the web app isn’t a necessity to let these apps connect to Spotify, there are several of them that are only then available for the web app.
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