Spotify Next Generation is a major upgrade of the most awesome Spotify music streaming service. What’s new? Well you can use the program as a free library for one thing. That means you can add your own ripped and stored music tracks into the Spotify playlist manager, which is awesome, especially if you find you’re missing some tracks from your favourite.
There’s also lots of social networking stuff with Facebook sharing, and a friend to friend track sharing feature which sounds like fun. You can find the full feature listing here. I think you need to uninstall the old version before installing the new by the way.
To kick it off we’ve added a number of social features, centered on a fully editable Spotify music profile, with the ability to publish playlists, top artists and top tracks for public view. Discovering these profiles is simple as we’ve connected with Facebook so that you can instantly add your friends’ profiles. As well as introducing a variety of new social features, Spotify is evolving into a total music management platform. We’ve added a ‘Library’ folder in the left side bar, enabling you to combine your own music library with ours.