Good news

Though the days are getting shorter and colder we’re trying our best to light your fire even in the darkest hour. We know you will survive this winter as well, so to get back your lust for life just hang on to a good song!

As well as good songs, we have some good news for the Apple fans taking part in our beta test, Spotify now works with Leopard! A couple of weeks ago one of our Mac developers got sick, and whilst he was tucked up in bed with chicken soup, we ended up running out of time to make the release date. Luckily for us not only was a full recovery made, but three of our beta testers dropped us a line and offered to help out. So here we are, with much thanks to Leo Giertz, Jesper Särnesjö and Jocke Ekberg! Thanks a lot, guys, we really appreciate your help! In the future we’re going to pay close attention to whether our developer team are tucking into the fresh fruit we get for the office and not just drinking Jolt cola and Nespresso coffee. :)

Unfortunately, the automatic update will not help you if you have already upgraded to Leopard. Please download Spotify from the beta website and you should be good to go again.

There’s a time and a place for pretty much everything. You may know we’ve been testing ads within the system and one thing we’re aware of is that an ad might not be that cool between the main course and the dessert of the dinner you cooked to charm your prospective in-laws. Quite a few people have said they’d be willing to pay to use Spotify without ads in this sort of occasion (another favourite more than a few of us have heard is “when putting the moves on a date” :)) We’re taking a close look at how this kind of offering could work in practice and we welcome any ideas from you guys. Just drop me an email!