Europe’s best performing streaming service Spotify and the world’s number one social network Facebook are teaming up to bring streaming music to Facebook’s in-site music player.
Forbes is reporting that the deal is still being worked out (Spotify isn’t active in the U.S. yet) and that the site could be branded “Facebook Music” with a possible launch in just two weeks.
The integrated service is currently going through testing, but when launched, Facebook users will see a Spotify icon appear on the left side of their newsfeed, along with the usual icons for photos and events.
Clicking on the Spotify icon will install the service on their desktop in the background, and also allow users play from Spotify’s library of millions of songs through Facebook. The service will include a function that lets Facebook users listen to music simultaneously with their friends over the social network, one of the sources said.
The program will also initially be available in areas where Spotify is already available which means no immediate U.S. access to the program.
Regardless of when the program launches in the U.S., it does help to prove that Facebook is gearing up with their streaming music and movie rental services to take on the likes of Apple and Google who have both recently flexed their streaming media muscle. [via Forbes]