About two weeks ago we reported on Facebook integrating Spotify to the social network for music streaming. A partnership that had mixed reaction from across the globe given that Spotify isn’t available in every region. At the end of last week, Spotify stretched itself further into our living rooms by announcing its partnership with Western Digital.
The partnership will have the storage pioneers offer Spotify on their leading WD TV media player. This will enable premium subscribers to have on demand access to over 15 Million tracks right from their entertainment systems via the WD TV Live Hub and the WD TV streaming media players. This features a 1 TB hard disk storage along with numerous features of Spotify like managing playlists, sharing songs with Spotify friends as well as subscribing to friends’ playlists with Spotify profiles.
This brings interesting features and new ways for premium users to find music and share the same. For example you can send or share songs directly to other users at Spotify. The deal comes as another feather to Spotify’s hat that has been making use of all opportunities to expand further. While not disregarding Spotify’s values, I at least believe that the partnership with Facebook is a major one, something that will ensure it rapidly expands far and wide with the social network. Maybe that will ease the service’s expansion to other regions as well.
Oh, in case you are interested, Spotify has 5 WD TV Live Hub players with 5 Spotify Premium accounts as giveaways. All you need to do to win these is to compile a playlist of your top 5 TV show themes and then paste the link to it on the comments here.