More musical options as Spotify reaches Windows Phone

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If music is the battleground, then let's welcome everyone to the trenches, including Spotify who have just released their Windows Phone to popular acclaim (glance at the comments in the Windows Phone Blog for example). Spotify has been a bit of a rallying call for many and this latest mobile version continues the success story with streaming music, offline downloads, and social sharing features.

 Spotify on Windows Phone Spotify on Windows Phone

Spotify's mobile clients all require that you are a premium user of the service (in the UK this costs £9.99 per month), but Spotify users who launch the Windows Phone application will get a free 3-day trial of the premium service. This gives you three days to decide if the features of the mobile application are for you. Here's the list from the Spotify announcement:

  • Search, browse & play our catalogue of millions of tracks
  • Explore & play your friends’ playlists, top artists and tracks
  • Stream over WiFi or 2.5/3G - all your existing playlists are available
  • Offline playlists - play your music without an internet connection
  • On-the-fly sync - every track you add to a playlist appears on mobile and computer
  • What’s New view
  • Receive music from friends via the inbox
  • Starred tracks - tag all your favourites into a special list

The app is also fully integrated as a music application, so it will work with the universal playback and volume controls, as well as your tracks showing up in the integrated History view in your Zune Music+Video application.

We'll have a full review of Spotify in the next few days - for now you can send me your favourite tracks to "ewanspence" on Spotify.

Source / Credit: Spotify's Blog