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Spotify Browse gets official, brings the service's best curated playlists to your ears

Ian Paul | Aug. 6, 2013
Spotify's music discovery chops just got a big shot in the arm with the introduction of Browse, a playlist-focused listening tool.

The fact that Spotify offers three different ways to discover new music is a great boon to music fans who will inevitably have different preferences for how new music is surfaced. Some people love finding out what other people are listening to and then creating their own playlists from there. Personally, I like scrolling through the Discover feed to see which artists Spotify suggests would be a good fit for me. My editor, on the other hand, loves to use Tunigo (soon to be Browse), because it's great for finding new artists and well-curated playlists that remove at least some of the need to manually manage your music listening.

While the three-dimensional argument makes for good marketing, it also leaves out a fourth dimension of Spotify music discovery: apps. Spotify's app catalog is, after all, where the new Browse feature originally came from when it first appeared as Tunigo. But there are plenty more apps you can use to find great music and recordings, such as Billboard magazine's top charts, Rolling Stone recommendations, album reviews from The Guardian, and Spotify's own new comedy app .

No matter how many dimensions you're talking, Spotify pretty much has you covered when it comes to music discovery. (And for anyone who is missing the "What's New" section on Spotify's desktop player, which has yet to receive the Browse update, check out the Tunigo app, which features a new releases section.)

 

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