Spotify is a popular music streaming service with millions of tracks and applications for all major desktop and mobile operating systems. One thing missing from the Spotify iOS mobile app however is chart integration, with Spotify’s own streaming charts and other digital download charts both absent. For users who have a premium Spotify account (that allows streaming via mobile apps in the first place), SpotiChart attempts to fill the gap.
By checking iTunes for the current top digital download tracks, SpotiChart then does its best to match each song with its counterpart on the Spotify service. It’s a sound concept, and one that works pretty well for much of the time. Because there’s no actual link between a song on iTunes and the same song on Spotify, the app has to best-guess and such a reliance means there’s always a margin for error.
Another concern is that the iPhone app doesn’t sync offline, so if you’re out and about on 3G or 4G then you will be streaming music using your data plan, something to be mindful of. The app has a huge range of charts available though, which will please music lovers of all tastes. Each chart is split by genre and has up to 200 entries in each, and it’s easy to switch country for even more variety.
- A free app for listening to iTunes charts using an existing Spotify accounts.
- Listen to full songs, not 30-second previews.
- Charts split by genre and locale.
- Open an album in iTunes quickly for purchase.
- Spotify Premium account required.
Check out SpotiChart for iOS @ the App Store