Facebook has partnered with Spotify and is planning to launch a music service. The service will allow Facebook users to listen songs with friends at the same time. It is expected to launch in two weeks time.
The integrated service is currently going through testing phase. Once launched, Facebook users will see a Spotify icon appear on the left side of their newsfeed, along with the usual icons. By clicking on the Spotify icon, the service will be installed on the users’ desktop and will grant access to millions of songs in Spotify’s library.
The service is currently unnamed. It may be called as “Facebook Music” and will be available only in those countries where Spotify is supported. Bad news for folks in US.
Spotify is already integrated with Facebook Connect, allowing users to see what their Facebook friends are listening to and share playlists and recommend songs. It is said that the new service will allow users listen to music with friends at the same time.
If Facebook launches this service, Spotify will eventually increase its user-base and the service could possibly be a competitor to Google Music.
(via Forbes )