Spotify, one of the largest music streaming service currently available has geared up to push an update to its iOS app in the coming days (this week) to offer free internet radio for the non-premium users across the US.
Spotify is a Swedish music streaming service that provides extraordinary high-quality music streaming with a monthly or yearly premium for the users via the Web, Desktop or mobile applications. The app is currently available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. And this app will now be updated with the ability to stream free internet radio to the users across the US. The Radio service was initially available only for the desktop version of the service, but now, this is expanding to the mobile devices as well.
Users will be able to create unlimited number of playlists, and create a list of their own favorite radio stations online with this app, and they can also be categorized based on the artists, songs, albums and genres. Moreover, you can also sync your radio stations. Like if you are listening to a radio station on your iPad, you can always pick it up on your iPhone when you start moving around, which is really cool.
Ask them about the Android update for this free service, they say that it is coming soon, and also think Android is very important for their market. The new update for iOS will be available in a couple of days, and you can get the update from the App Store here.
Spotify Launches Free Mobile Radio in the US
Starting today, Spotify users in the US can play for free on iPhone and iPad. The latest update to Spotify’s iOS app includes the new radio feature, giving free users in the US access to an unlimited amount of music on the move. The update is now available for download in the App Store.
The new radio feature for iOS is seamlessly integrated into the Spotify service, creating an unmatched user experience of listening, discovering, saving and sharing music, from a catalog of more than 16 million songs.
Spotify users on iPhone and iPad can now:
Create limitless streaming radio stations from single songs, playlists, albums or artists
Create an unlimited number of stations and listen as long as they like
Save tracks to Spotify playlists – any song that users “like” will be saved, so they can find the songs later
Personalize stations in real time by “liking” tracks to hear similar music
Browse friends’ playlists and create radio stations based on their tastes
Hear great new songs from Spotify’s state-of-the-art recommendation engine, based on what millions of real people are listening to
Access a catalog of over 16 million tracks
“Our focus has always been on creating an amazing user experience,” said Charlie Hellman, VP, Product at Spotify. “The radio feature we’ve added to our iPhone and iPad apps gives users the ability to discover, listen and save what they like on the go – all within one app – for free.”
Premium users of the Spotify iOS app will continue to have an ad-free experience. Free users in the US will hear advertisements from the following launch partners: Chevrolet, Durex, Heineken, Jim Beam, Lipton Iced Tea, Macy’s, McDonalds, Progressive, Red Bull, Taco Bell, Verizon Wireless, and Warner Bros – all of which are current Spotify advertisers.
The new Spotify radio feature will also be available to Premium users outside of the United States.