New Metadata API

A few days ago we released the first version of our new Metadata API and I wanted to make sure everyone knew about it. The Metadata API allows you to search for tracks, albums and artists, much like you search in the client, but you get the result in XML format.

The first use of the API was done on our very own sharing links which, as of last week, display artists and track name rather than just the HTTP link when share with your friends.

Have a look at Magnus’ post on the developers site for all the details about the new API. We look forward to seeing all the neat uses that people come up with.

PayPal now fully supported


Just wanted to briefly let everyone know that PayPal is now fully supported in all of our launch countries. So if you’re in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain or France and have been waiting for PayPal before upgrading to Spotify Premium then now’s your chance.

French summary: Un petit mot pour vous dire que vous pouvez désormais utiliser PayPal pour vous abonner à Spotify dans tous les pays dans lesquels Spotify est disponible. Si vous attendiez de pouvoir utiliser PayPal pour vous abonner à Spotify Premium, il est temps de le faire!

Spanish summary: Sólo queríamos informaros a todos que Paypal ahora se admite como sistema de pago en los paises en los que opera Spotify. Así que si estás en Suecia, Noruega, Finlandia , España o Francia y estabas esperando a Paypal antes de actualizar a Spotify Premium, ya no esperes más!