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Playing in the Sand: Spotify

Do you love music? Do you love getting free music? Do you love being able to pick and choose the music that you want?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you owe it to yourself as a music-listener to check out Spotify. Spotify can best be described as a social music sharing platform. It combines many popular features from other musical software like Winamp, iTunes, and Pandora. At its root, Spotify can replace any of the above music platforms, but it’s the bonus features that really allow Spotify to eclipse its competitors. Caveat: If you download your music illegally, you will likely not benefit from Spotify. In Spotify, you can create playlists of music that you’d like to listen to by simply searching for songs, and dragging them into your created playlist.

Spotify can connect to your Facebook profile and show you what your friends are listening to, while allowing you to share music that you like. It even has a radio functionality that dwarfs anything Pandora can offer. What’s more, Spotify syncs your music across all of your internet-connected PCs. There’s no limit to how many songs you can choose, so take as many or as few as you’d like.

Also, for those willing to pay, Spotify offers a premium service for USD $9.99/mo. allowing users to download their music for offline play on any device, including Android or iPhone. For those of you looking for a suitable alternative to iTunes to use on your not-i devices, or just a more social way to share and listen to music, Spotify may be the way to go.

Have you tried Spotify? Let us know what you think in the comments below