We have been waiting very impatiently for Spotify, the music service that has been all the rage in Europe, to come to the U.S. Today, that dream has come true and it’s available for $4.99 a month for Premium, and $10 a month for Unlimited. With the new music service, you can create and customize playlists, listen to music offline, share your playlists with other Spotify users and you’ll have access to over 15 million songs. Not too shabby.
- Spotify Free – the unsurpassed free music service. With an invite, enjoy on-demand, buffer-free access to over 15 million songs on your computer and great social features. Manage your own music files through Spotify, and sync with your cellphone or iPod. Features occasional advertising.
- Spotify Unlimited – all the special features of our free service, but with uninterrupted, ad-free access to Spotify on your computer. All for only $4.99 a month.
- Spotify Premium – the top-of-the-range Spotify experience. Premium gives you access to all the music, all the time. Listen online or offline, on your computer, your cellphone and a whole heap of other devices. Enjoy enhanced sound quality and access to exclusive content, competitions and special offers. Premium costs just $9.99 a month. (That’s the equivalent of a couple of fancy coffees.)
If you sign up for a premium account, you’ll also have mobile access to your music, and this is where it really matters. While it’s great to have access to your tunes while you’re working on a computer, many of us enjoy listening to music on the go. iPhone and Android users ought to consider themselves lucky since the music service has dedicated apps for those respective platforms. If you’re on a phone that doesn’t support third-party applications, or one that doesn’t have the app available for it, you can still listen to music through the browser, or via saved, offline content.
An easy way to check to see if your phone is compatible is by pointing your browser to m.spotify.com. If you’re an iPhone user, for example, you’ll be given a link that will open the iTunes App Store with the option to download the iOS app.
Check out the video below, and the download links after that.