Spotify have just announced they will start allowing users to listen to their music database via the mobile apps for free. This popular way of streaming which until now was only available using the Desktop player really boosts Spotify’s position as the top provider. Now anyone can listen to music for free. As with free desktop based streaming the caveats are random adverts in-between tracks, etc But hey, who cares when it’s free!
There will be 2 versions; One for Tablets which will work the same as the current desktop free version of Spotify and a second variation called Spotify Shuffle which will be for ios & Android phones. This will allow you to ‘shuffle play’ any artist, album or playlist but unlike the radio will not match you to similar artists.
Also announced is that Spotify is to come to 20 new markets and they are also going to have exclusive access to the whole Led Zeppelin back catalogue … all in all a good day for fans of Spotify!
Source: Daniel Ek, Spotify