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Spotify Music Streaming Comes to Facebook

Facebook users will be able to stream music via Spotify on the social networking platform, the company announced.

The social networking giant revealed during its f8 developer conference that the platform will be getting a series of music and video sharing apps, allowing users to view media on the platform easier than even before.

One such app is the Spotify app, which will be powered by Spotify itself. In a blog post, Spotify said that the main aim behind the move was not only to combat music piracy but also make music listening a more social experience.

The service, which is free, will give Facebook users access to more than 15 million songs that they can discover, listen and share on the platform.

Spotify said that people will soon start to see music posts and play buttons all over their news feeds. Clicking on the play button will give them instant access to the song.

“This integration with Facebook will help everyone to discover more free music than ever before. Thanks to our unrivalled, truly free service, users can just hit play to enjoy the music, no hassle, no gimmicks; month after month after month,” Spotify said.

“We hope many more people can enjoy the musical journeys that this integration will bring. Like the thrill of looking through a friend’s music collection and finding a track that blows your mind. Or sending birthday playlists across the planet,” the company added.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.