Spotify is joining the Android beta app club, giving a lucky few a chance to test out new versions of the app new before everyone else.
You'll have to register for the beta program if you want in. First, head to Spotify’s Android beta application and fill out the required online form. Among the requirements is joining the official Spotify Community.
Creating a beta app is a wise move, as Spotify will soon be battling Apple Music on Android. A bunch of new features like a new running aide recently went live on the iOS version, so hopefully they’ll be making their way over to Android soon.
Why this matters: Public beta testing has become popular with both large and small Android developers. Microsoft went this route with Office for Android tablets and is doing the same for phones. Beta testing allows companies to get feedback from enthusiasts who want to check out the latest features and are willing to put up with the inevitable bugs.