Hands-on with Spotify on Windows Phone [Video]

We already know that Spotify is on its way to Windows Phone (and it's already launched in the U.S. (opens in new tab)), but the above video gives us an insight into what we can expect to see when the app is available for download. Spotify for Windows Phone will enable users who have an active subscription to perform tasks that can be carried out on the desktop and on other platforms. Search, playlist support, browse friends' playlists and more will all be included as well as (what looks to be) pinnable tiles for playlists.

Source: Engadget (opens in new tab)

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  • Does it allow for local (offline) storage of music? It does on iOS. I still would like to see a MOG app as they support 320kbps downloads on portable devices (iOS, Android).
  • I think it will but you will have to have a paid account.
  • Judging by the screen shots on The Verge, I think you're right. I hope that Rdio and MOG follow suit.
  • Am I crazy or does the app multi-task? Is this limited to music apps or can any app be given this feature? Pardon the idiot question but I've never tried WP - only heard a lot of gripes about the lack of real multi-tasking.
  • Mango apps can multi-task.
  • As SilverRubicon has stated, Spotify (as will any Mango app) will allow multi-tasking. Windows Phone has effective multi-tasking and is purely software emulated like other platforms.
  • But I thought that the default behavior was to tombstone, kind of like on the Iphone? As opposed to continuing to run in the background like, say, Symbian.Have I misunderstood the whole multi-tasking model? So all apps that are Mango ready will continue to run in the background? Or does Spotify just hook on to a specific multimedia service of some sort that provides exclusive multi-tasking?