Windows 8.1 App Watch: Spotlite

Third party developers strike again! An official Spotify client is missing in action on the Windows Store, and though Windows 8.1 users can download the desktop flavor, ARM users are not so lucky.

Enter Spotlite, with what may be one of the most creative app names ever.

This free app allows Spotify members to listen to music, play playlists and search for songs and artists straight from the comfort of the Modern UI. Personalized recommendations are also on offer, obviously, based on listening habits.

More on this below, but first, the official description:

“Let Spotify bring you the right music for every mood and moment. The perfect songs for your workout, your night in, or your journey to work. Get Spotlite for free!

Spotlite allows Spotify Premium and Unlimited users to listen to Spotify Music Service. Spotlite is not the official offering from Spotify but a third party client created by a Spotify fan for Spotify users using Windows 8 or 8.1.”

Well, you’d have to think really hard to name a more honest official description for an app!

Anyway, Spotlite is a lightweight download at just 3.6MB, and brings the full package. Upon initial launch, it only allowed users with Spotify premium subscription to listen to music. Now however, free Spotify users can also login and join in the fun.

The app makes use of a straightforward Metro inspired interface, but that’s beyond the point. Support for ARM based versions of Windows makes this highly popular app the real deal.

Click here to check out Spotlite on the Windows Store.

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