Spotify opens its doors to developers

Today we are delighted to announce the launch of libspotify, our first step in opening up Spotify as a music platform. By releasing libspotify we will allow third-party developers to write applications for our service and offer the possibility of creating an exciting new range of features. Libspotify and any applications built with it will be available to Spotify Premium users as of today.

With the release of libspotify we hope to empower our users to build upon what we’ve started and come up with imaginative and innovative new ways of interacting with Spotify. There are hundreds of features that users have suggested to add to Spotify and by taking this step we hope to encourage the developer community to expand our service.

Developers interested in using libspotify can head on over to our developer site for more details. Initially we are offering support for Linux on IA-32, but we have plans to open up Spotify to more platforms and provide additional access to our services in the near future.