My brother always gets me the best birthday presents. Case in point: This year, he bought me a three-month premium subscription to Spotify, a music streaming service that gives users access to literally any song they could want to listen to.
Let me explain the reasons I love Spotify already:
1. It boasts an impressive collection
With the exception of one song, I've so far been able to find everything I've searched for. My taste in music is fairly broad, but whether I want to listen to Kanye or Jack White or My Chemical Romance or Britney, it's there. That's pretty awesome.
2. It's easy to use
I'm not by any means technologically illiterate, but I admit that sometimes I need time to adjust to new platforms. However, both of the Spotify apps I use (desktop and iPhone) are very intuitive and easy to navigate. Even making playlists is simple!
3. It's social
When I first signed up for Spotify last week, it asked me to connect via Facebook. I don't often choose to sign up through a social network, but you can disable automatic posts to your Timeline, so I gave it a shot. The main benefit I've noticed is that you can follow your Facebook friends within the Spotify app. A lot of my friends are a lot cooler than me, so now I can take a peek at what they're listening to when I need new tunes in my ears. Plus, you can even follow brands and celebrities. Very cool!
4. I can access it from anywhere
Yesterday while working out, I opted to use my Spotify app for music over my iTunes library. I was worried because my cell phone doesn't usually have great service at my gym. In fact, I've had problems using Pandora there in the past. But Spotify worked flawlessly! I've only had trouble accessing the music library once -- and, to be fair, I was in a "No Service" zone at the time.
So if you're a music fanatic, go ahead and give Spotify a shot. Let me know what you think in the comments!