Other changes included the improvement of the friends system and updating it to require a two-way friendship, the addition of the "Dashboard" where users can see on one page relevant information for their profile, expanded options for purchasing music from online retailers and a new visual design for the web site (including an optional black colour scheme). Currently, the site is available in German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Turkish and Simplified Chinese.
In late 2006, the site won Best Community Music Site at the BT Digital Music Awards in October.
The programming, which consists mostly of music aggregated by Last.fm's user-generated weekly music charts as well as live performances and interviews from the studios in New York City debuted on 5 October.
On 12 April 2010, announced that they would be removing the option to preview entire tracks, instead redirecting to sites such as the free Hype Machine and pay-to-listen Mog for this purpose.
Audioscrobbler began as a computer science project of Richard Jones when he attended the University of Southampton School of Electronics and Computer Science in the United Kingdom.
Jones developed the first plugins, and then opened an API to the community, after which many music players on different operating system platforms were supported.
An update to the site was made on 14 July 2006, which included a new software application for playing radio streams and for logging of tracks played with other media players.In January 2007 it was nominated for Best Website at the NME Awards.