Some guys from UK are apparently tired of waiting for Apple to come up with a streaming music service. They want to have access to their iTunes library even when away from their home computer. And so the solution? SpotifiTunes.
To explain it briefly, SpotifiTunes lets you upload your iTunes database from your PC or Mac to the Spotify website. Then it gives you a summary of your collection categorized in genre, artist and album. You can then select any artist or album and find songs from Spotify and stream it where ever you may be. Of course, you need to have Spotify installed on your computer to use SpotifiTunes.
Not all songs from your iTunes Library may be available in Spotify, although majority of your iTunes music collection might be there.
To use SpotifiTunes, you need to find your iTunes Music XML file and upload it to this site. You can find your iTunes Music XML file at the following directory on your machine:
Windows: \Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Music Library.xml
Mac: /Users/username/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music Library.xml
While this may not be an official Apple service to let iTunes user stream their music online, still, it’s a good work-around while we all await for Apple to release an iTunes streaming music service. SpotifiTunes is not in any way affiliated with either Spotify or iTunes. This beta tool is currently available only in Sweden, Norway, Finland, UK, France and Spain.
Originally posted on January 11, 2010 @ 7:29 pm