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February 14, 2012

Enhance Your Spotify Experience With Top10

by Colin Jones

I love Spotify, I think it’s an excellent way to listen to music you already love and to discover new stuff. Last November the music streaming service opened it’s platform to 3rd party developers, and gave them the tools to create plug-ins (apps) to further enrich the user experience.

My personal favourite of these plug-ins, is an application called Top Ten, which allows users to create top-ten lists of almost anything – For example, this could be your top 10 songs for relaxing or your top 10 songs of U2, the options are endless. Think of the old mix-tapes you created as a teenager but with a modern twist

To create a playlist is easy, first of all you give it a title, let’s say Radiohead – Then you fill the list with content by dragging and dropping songs onto it. The song you select as the number 1 track is given 10 points, the 2nd, 9 points and so on.

After your 10 songs are selected, you get the opportunity to share it with your Facebook friends – If you would rather not, you can skip this step and go straight to create. Once done the top 10 is published within the app and across the Spotify platform. A really cool feature is the ability to see lists in the same category created by other Spotify users. If you like what you see, you can subscribe to these playlists and vice-versa people can subscribe to yours. You can also search for lists by other artists or by keywords.

The great thing about music is that it’s a social activity and a means for bringing people together. Top 10 understands and taps into this, making it easy for users to create and share their music in a contemporary way. With apps like Top 10 building on the already great Spotify experience, the service seems destined to go from strength to strength.

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