Spotify for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V
  • 4.1
  • (725)
  • Security Status

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Get access to millions of music

Spotify is a multimedia application that allows users to effortlessly listen to music. This software offers an easy-to-use platform and a vast selection of songs and podcasts, making it a more appealing choice for any music aficionado. Released back in 2006 by a Swedish company, Spotify has steadily climbed up the music streaming leaderboard and claimed the top spot with more than 200 million subscribers. Now, it struts its music listening features to users all over the world. 

Listen to your jam

Spotify works as a one-stop online music source where you can listen, store, discover, and share music from various genres, across any country. Sleek and easy-to-use, the app offers an impressive set of songs from artists around the world. Whether you are looking for classic rock songs or you are in the mood for a classical playlist, the selection list reaches both near and far. 

Spotify comes in free and premium versions. If you are okay with commercials playing after three or four songs, you can enjoy the app’s ever-growing list of contents for free. You will also have a limited number of skips per hour. However, if you like to opt-out of listening to ads, you can subscribe to the Spotify Premium, which also offers unlimited skips and songs. The best part is, you can tailor your subscription to suit your needs. 

Regardless if you go premium or not, Spotify’s smart features will be available to you. The app has a simple interface that is easy to navigate. The latest song you listened to will be displayed to your dashboard, so you can listen to it again whenever you launch the app. More, it offers song suggestions based on your searches. And if you are looking for a particular song, Spotify can pull up a list of possible music titles or artists based upon one or two words you type in the search box. 

 Discover or build your playlist

Another highlight of this digital music service is its playlists. More than allowing you to browse music, Spotify also lets you build your own playlist, so you can listen to music that you like. You can search by band, album, song, genre, or era and assemble your discoveries into a playlist. You can even import your iTunes playlist by tapping File and then selecting Import Playlists. You can also search for Playlists created by other Spotify users. Your created playlists are displayed in the left-hand sidebar. 

Aside from letting you listen to the music of your choice, Spotify also works hard to expose you to new music. The app builds six Daily Mixes, which are playlists based on your listening habits. On Mondays, the app creates a new Discover Weekly list, which exposes you to songs it thinks you’ll enjoy. More than that, the app also has #ThrowbackThursday, which is a collection of songs from recent decades. 

Spotify has playlists for a broad range of genres, from country and Christian to Latin and K-pop. It even offers playlists that match your mood. So, if you are feeling a little blue or feeling elated over recent momentous events, Spotify has the jam that jives to your mood. Along with its playlist, Spotify also has podcasts and radio, giving you instant access to the collection of podcast charts, stories, comedy shows, and more. 

Your one-stop digital music source

All in all, Spotify is a music lover’s haven. The app compiles an impressive list of music, podcasts, and radio. There’s a great assortment of songs and playlists, plus you can enjoy daily and weekly recommendations to get you listening to new music. It does lean a bit towards the basic side when it comes to the settings. It also does not connect you to other users aside from sharing your playlist as public and sharing your songs via social media. However, the music platform, as a whole, fares rather well in performance


  • Access to millions of songs
  • Lets you build your own playlist
  • Tons of ready-made playlists
  • Sleek and easy-to-use interface


  • Free version’s annoying ads
  • Cannot share songs within the app
  • Settings is a bit basic

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Spotify for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V
  • 4.1
  • (725)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Spotify

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    by Rwikangura VEVO

    very efficient.... very satisfied softonic better than apple store

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    First class, thanks for an superb player.
    Stability,velosety I have not tested the full version yet , still have to connected to iTunes for to c More


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