Spotify is broadening its horizons.
Launched in 2008, Spotify exists in the form of both mobile and desktop application form. However, if recent rumors are to be believed, the folks at Spotify are preparing to take their application online with the launch of a browser-based version of the app.
Rumors surfaced this past weekend that the company was looking to create a webapp version of Spotify. TechCrunch cites several sources that said Spotify was busy working on the web-based version as well as a redesign that would see increased focus on discovery, among other things. TechCrunch says that this new effort is part of the reason why the desktop app hasn't seen an update in about a year. What's more, the site's sources mentioned that the company may cut subscription prices for mobile users.
Today, All Things D reports that yes, there is a version of Spotify for the browser in the works, but there won't be any price cuts. People who "understand Spotify’s thinking" say the company isn't about to drop the prices anytime soon. What's more, the company won't be encouraging people to switch from the desktop client to the web application. Peter Kafka writes that Spotify still expects users to use the software most of the time, and will encourage new users to download the client. To that end, the browser-based version will be missing some key features present in the desktop app, such as the ability to play cached music without a net connection.
ATD says users should start seeing the browser option pop up in the next month or so, so keep an eye out!