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Why have Spotify decided to make a Chrome web app rather than just making a normal website, such as Grooveshark?



It is a normal website if you have access: http://play.spotify.com/


The 'web app' is really just a bookmark for: http://play.spotify.com/

Hopefully they add some other features like storing music locally, which might require more Chrome integration (I don't really know).


They could store music locally using the File System API and Encrypted Media Extensions (to make the labels happy), but seeing as no one has done this before it probably won't happen for a while.




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