I had a similar opinion of youtube for music until recently, actually go and give it an honest test. There is pretty much nothing that isnt on there. The older stuff will of course be awful quality but i can list 5 songs that ive heard on YouTube and quality was so awful, i hunted down either a 2nd hand vinyl or a legal digital version. Either way, the artist got money from me listening on you tube, then buying a digital version (okay so i screwed them on the vinyl but thats the way it goes)
Spotify just screws everyone with their 0.0012p per play royalty.
Anyway - back on topic.
This isnt a playing widget at all then is it? Its just a shortcut link to open the spotify app with a song or playlist attached? Nothing like what the soundcloud app does.
Is my hate for spotify showing? Yeah, thought so.