Friday, July 8, 2011

Facebook Will Launching a Music Service with Spotify

Facebook is rumored to be going to the online music streaming service by integrating the Music Dashboard. Facebook has officially teamed up with music GigaOM residing in Sweden who will be announced in August 2011.

Facebook purpose is to satisfy all tastes needs of users, providing tools that will allow it to offer services to different music on social network Facebook.

Facebook aims to cater for all tastes, providing tools that will allow different music services to offer their services on the social network. The company is rumoured to be making the following features available for its partners:

  • In the left-hand column, right where Facebook lists Photos, Friends, Places, Groups, Deals, Pages, and Games, you will find a new tab called Music. This tab will show up if a user has listened to music with one of Facebook’s partner music services.
  • Clicking on this new tab will open a page called Music Dashboard.
  • A page with snapshot of all the songs you have listened to on any specific service and also your top tracks and the number of times you have listened to those tracks.
  • The Persistent Playback/Pause Button at the bottom of the Facebook page, where currently you have the chat icon. This button essentially is like a quick snapshot and controller of the music experience. Mouse over it and you can see what is playing on whatever service you might be logged into using Facebook Connect. It also allows you to play or pause a track once you discover it on Facebook. It is also linked to the play buttons in the news feed.

As reported on Forbes, the music streaming service could be launched in as little as two weeks, and the integrated service is still going through testing.

It’s thought that Facebook users will see a Spotify icon appear on the left side of their newsfeed, along with the usual icons for photos and events. By clicking on the Spotify icon, users will install the music streaming service on their desktop in the background, and will enable Facebook users to tap into the millions of songs in Spotify’s library.

Spotify is already integrated with Facebook Connect, allowing users to see what their Facebook friends are listening to and share playlists and recommend songs.

News is emerging that Facebook is set to launch a new music service with Spotify. []

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