Twitter Music gets Spotify app, maybe what it should have been all along

Twitter Music gets a Spotify app, probably what it should have been all along
Could we still hear Twitter Music Roar?

The Twitter Music service has now piped-up as a new app within Spotify, which may turn out to be a more natural home for the service, which has struggled to gain traction since launch earlier this year.

The social network's music streaming and sharing app requires a Spotify login to play full songs. However, upon launch, some felt it could work better as an app for Spotify rather than the other way around.

Now the app, which provides users with Twitter-charts from Superstar, Popular, Unearthed, Emerging and Hunted categories while allowing them to pick from Genres, is available within Spotify's App Finder.

The neatest feature is probably the ability to save charts as Spotify Playlists, which can then be synced for offline playback on desktop or mobile devices.

Rolling chart of what's hot

So, for example, if a user saves the Hunted chart as a playlist then they should have a rolling chart of music popular on the blogs. Meanwhile saving the Popular category as a playlist will populate a revolving chart of music trending on Twitter.

Using Twitter data to power a music service has always been a good idea, but the idea of a separate app, when most people do their streaming through Spotify and the like may have been a bit of a reach.

The launch of a Twitter Music app for Spotify may restore some sort of balance to the force.

Via Pocket-Lint

Chris Smith

A technology journalist, writer and videographer of many magazines and websites including T3, Gadget Magazine and He specializes in applications for smartphones, tablets and handheld devices, with bylines also at The Guardian, WIRED, Trusted Reviews and Wareable. Chris is also the podcast host for The Liverpool Way. As well as tech and football, Chris is a pop-punk fan and enjoys the art of wrasslin'.