Spotify App of the Day: Tastebuds

Your taste in music says a lot about you. At the very least, it’s a great way to spark a conversation with someone. Now it’s easier than ever to meet people with a similar taste in music thanks to the Tastebuds Spotify App.

How does it work?
The Tastebuds App is free inside Spotify. It’ll scan your most played music and instantly show people near you who have similar tastes. Once you’ve created your account, you can also remove any guilty pleasures by tweaking the bands that appear on your profile.

If you have an account with or Songkick, it’s even easier – just enter your username and your preferences will be imported.

Once you’re set up, you can browse matches, listen to your new friends’ favourite music and send them a message if they catch your eye.

Check out the Tastebuds App here!

Playlist-based radio, post to Tumblr and embeddable Play Buttons come to Spotify for Windows and Mac OS

We’ve added some new features to our Windows and Mac OS apps that we wanted to let everyone know about. Spotify Version 0.8.3 which starts rolling out today includes the following updates:

    Listen to radio stations based on a playlist or an album: Head over to any album or a playlist and click on Start Playlist Radio or Start Album Radio to listen to similar music using Spotify Radio.

    Instant Search: Hover over results in the search suggestion drop-down, or use the arrow keys to navigate between them, they’ll render automatically in the main view.

    Get Play Buttons codes directly from Spotify: Right click on any album, playlist or track and select “Copy Embed Code” to get embeddable HTML codes for you to easily post Spotify Play Buttons on your website or blog.

    New Sharing Options: When you select to share any music content from Spotify, now you will be able to post directly to your Tumblr, and get a shortened link for Twitter.

The update is rolling out now to all users. But if you can’t wait to get it, you can download the latest version of Spotify from our website.