I’ll talk about what’s good and bad about each one and how they recently started supporting Safari again, which is great news for Mac users who like that browser.
What is the Spotify Web Player?
With the web player, you can listen to Spotify anywhere without having to download the app. It’s basically a website that, once you log in, lets you use all the same features as the app.
You can get to the songs and groups you’ve liked and saved, listen to all the music and podcasts, and more.
How do you use the Web Player for Spotify?
Using the Spotify web player is very easy. Just go to open.spotify.com, login, and click the big “open web player” button in the middle of the screen. Once you’re in, you’ll see that the web player’s features are almost exactly the same as the app’s.
Some things are in slightly different places on the screen, but if you’ve used a Spotify app before, you shouldn’t have any trouble with this one.
Should You Use the Spotify Web Player or The Desktop App?
This question does not have a clear answer. As the developers intended, many users use both, based on where they are and what they have access to.
For premium users, the sound quality on the specialized apps can be a little bit better than on the web player. Also, you can download music to their apps so you can listen to it when you’re not online.
If you want to listen to music on one device and you’re pretty sure you’ll use it often to listen to music on Spotify, you should choose the app. The app is the best way to use your phone, tablet, or computer.
On the other hand, you should use the web player if you know you’ll be listening to music on a lot of different devices or if you won’t be able to download and install the app.
Differences Between the Features of The Spotify Web Player and The Desktop App
Even though both choices are very similar, there are some big differences that you should be aware of. First off, the quality of the song is different. If you use the app, you can get up to 320 kbps bitrate, but if you use a web player, the most you can get is 256 kbps bitrate.
Also, you can set the quality of the music to your liking in the app, which can save you money on your connection and other things. The web player doesn’t give you these choices.
The second biggest difference is that you can’t download music from the web player to listen to it when you’re not online. For premium users, the Spotify app lets you download songs and podcasts to your device and listen to them when you’re not connected to the internet. This is not possible with a web player.
Also, web players have some good points, like being portable and easy to use, which we’ve already talked about.
Can the Spotify Web App Be Used on A Phone?
Yes, you can. But we think that using their apps on your phone gives you a better user experience.
Web players can be used on computers and mobile devices. But you should check to see if the Spotify web player works with your computer.
Using Spotify at Work on Your Computer
We’ve all had times at work when we just wanted to put on some music to relax or drown out the noise around us. You can’t use a Spotify app because many corporate computers are locked down and won’t let you load anything on them.
You don’t have to download the web player, so you can just log in and play it on your computer at work.
How Many Spotify Apps Are There?
You can download the app for your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer (please note that the Linux desktop app is not officially supported, but it is kept by their development team because their developers wanted to listen to Spotify on their Linux dev machines!).
It works on mobile devices with Android and iOS. It can be used with smart home gadgets like Alexa.
You can download it to your smart TV, smartwatch, gaming device, and even your car.
You can download the Spotify app for almost anything these days.
Safari Web Player for Spotify
Since 2017. When played on Safari, Spotify’s web player sometimes stopped working for Apple users. But that problem has been fixed in the last few months, and you can now use web player on Safari just like you would on any other major web browser.
The most popular music streaming service in the world is Spotify, but many people forget how strong its web player is. Even though the features of both choices are very similar, there are a lot of big differences between them.
You won’t be unhappy with either choice, but there are some things about the web player that make it better. That’s not to say that the app isn’t great, because it is; it’s just that the web player has more tools and is easier to use overall.