Get Spotify on Windows 8

Written by Alan Sunday, 4 December 2011 07:00

spotify for windows 8 Get Spotify on Windows 8

Spotify came to the U.S. a few months ago with much fanfare.  The music app has long been popular in Europe, but took a while to get the necessary deals to make the move across the Atlantic.  Now that it’s here, you can get started playing the music you want to hear.  Once you have downloaded and installed the Spotify app to your desktop you can begin streaming your favorite music to your computer, free of charge.  It will also integrate with Facebook to allow you to share music with friends.

Spotify, however, doesn’t play nicely with the Windows 8 Developer Preview.  You can install it, but you can’t actually get it to run, regardless of if you’re are using the 32-bit or 64-bit version.  However, there’s a quick solution available and perhaps an even better one on the way.

If you want to get the Spotify app up and running on Windows 8 then you can’t use the default version that is currently available. Instead, you will need to use the preview of the next Spotify version, which is compatible with Windows 8.  You can download the Windows version directly from here, or browse the Spotify website to find the Preview version for your platform.

Spotify will likely create their own Windows 8 Metro app, but as of now they haven’t announced anything.  For now though, developer “Ricky the Maniac” has volunteered to create a Spotify Metro app, but it may be a bit before we see it appear.

If you aren’t familiar with Spotify you can check out the preview video below.

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Alan is the owner and editor of Making Windows Easy. In addition to writing about technology he is also an avid distance runner and hiker. Read More

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