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Blog: Introducing Spotify widgets

Yesterday Spotify announced their new ‘Play Button’, a simple way to allow readers to listen to music on Spotify from a website.

With an audience of students, many of whom are Spotify users or at least familiar with the service, we thought it was a great feature that we could implement for our music reviews.

After a little bit of development – and a lot of finding Spotify links for older content – we have implemented the ‘Play Button’ on all of our single reviews and album reviews.

Going forward all new review content will be published with Spotify integration. The button is not perfect – it would be nice if the Spotify application was not required – but we hope it gives you a quick way to listen to what we’re reviewing so you can form your own opinion.