Spotify launches free music streaming to Android and iOS mobile users

Spotify launches free music streaming to Android and iOS mobile usersSpotify has given the musical stylings of Android and iPhone users a boost by rolling out the same free music streaming service offered by its desktop apps to smartphone users.

The new streaming service will enable you to listen to tunes on the go – an option previously only possible with a Premium account – though of course you'll have to put up with some ads every few songs or so.

It's not full listening on demand, though. You can select an artist or playlist to listen to, but you can't choose specific songs or the order you'll hear them in, while like with Spotify Radio skips will be limited to six per hour.

The tablet version gives a bit more freedom, letting you select individual tracks and listen to them directly, as with the desktop software.

“We're giving people the best free music experience in the history of the smartphone,” Spotify boss Daniel Ek said. “Spotify for mobile is no longer just for people who subscribe to Premium... and the more you play, the more likely you are to play.”

The revised Spotify apps are available from your app store of choice as we speak... provided it's Apple's or Google's, that is.

Via The Verge

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shadders139  Dec. 11, 2013 at 19:03

got really excited, before I saw that it's more like the many 'radio streaming' services available, rather than just streaming with ads :(

It's a bit strange that full streaming is available on tablets but not phones.

fluidz  Dec. 11, 2013 at 23:05

Thanks for sharing, at last I can listen to spotify on my ipad for nowt!
One slight flaw is it sounds as if every track is being processed via an high pass filter, it lacks body and punch, not bad through the ipad speaker but for headphones it sounds mediocre, but it is free I suppose.

You need to edit your article above,

“We're giving people the best free music experience in the history of the smartphone,” Spotify boss Daniel Ek said. “Spotify for mobile is no longer just for people who subscribe to Premium... and the more you play, the more likely you are to play.”

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