Last.fm now playing web widget

Nowadays there are many services and application designed for the power users in every category. Among all these communities, the music industry is one of the most profitable and biggest with lots of power users who are willing to spend for vary range of tools, apps and services for music streaming, scrobbling and music sharing.

In year 2002, one of the first services launched in United Kingdom to let the users keep track of the history of music they listened to over the time from different platforms like their personal computers to their portable music player devices. The music enthusiastic loved the Last.fm service but after the long period with lack of music streaming service there were some drawbacks.

Not so many years after, another music service launched in year 2008 and it was firstly available in United States which had the licensing contracts with record labels to offer free music streaming services, which you guessed it right, it’s Spotify. Everyone loves listening to their favorite music everywhere with their music player, smart phone or even their personal computer for free.

Spotify connect with Last.fm

Spotify Settings: connect to Last.fm scrobbling service

Spotify didn’t forget about the music enthusiastic and power users, so they introduced a feature to let the Spotify users to scrobble their music to Last.fm website. Once you connect your Last.fm account to your Spotify, you even get “Loved Tracks” playlist in your music library.

Couple of days ago, we found a new feature in Last.fm website which allow you to see what track is playing right now. For those people like me, who have connected their Last.fm account to their Spotify, guess what? You can see what is playing all the time.

If you like to give it a try, just replace the “masoud_haghi” in the following link with your own Last.fm username and see the magic. Another thing, it updates automatically once the song you are playing is changed. I wanted to show you how does it work with an “iframe”, but unfortunately, the guys at Last.fm restricted this page and so it does not load the content in an iframe.

http://www.last.fm/user/masoud_haghi/now

Last.fm now playing web widget

Last.fm now playing web widget

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