Spotify update brings free music streaming to Windows Phone
Spotify has enabled its free music streaming feature to Windows Phone users. Available for Android and iOS users since December 2013, the feature allowed users with a free subscription to access existing playlists on their devices through the Shuffle Play option.
Previously, only premium subscribers were able to stream music via the Windows Phone app. With today's update, free users can also stream content from their playlists. In addition, Spotify has tweaked presentation of search results and made discovering new artists easier. Here's a look at some of the highlights in the update:
- All of the music. Listen to all the playlists you've created and playlists from the people you follow. Spotify lets you discover new music, save, shuffle and share.
- Your favourite artists. Want to listen to a certain artist? Just hit shuffle play, sit back and listen to their entire catalogue. Don't settle for something similar. Don't settle for just one track from the artist you want to hear every 20 minutes.
- Want the right playlist? Just Browse. Going for a jog or to the gym? We've got the playlist to help you go the extra mile. Hosting a dinner or getting ready for a big night out? We've got you covered. We even have playlists for different moods, so regardless of whether you need an upbeat boost or something more relaxing to wind down to – we've got just the thing.
How many of you were waiting for this update? Are you glad that it is available for Windows Phone? Sound off in the comments.
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.
EDIT: Still not working. Damnit :(
So no, you won't die with it.
is it any kind of sarcasm?
Ps: I'm listening to Spotify on my Lumia while I wrote this :D Spotify is available on Portugal almost for 2 years now..
Now after this, they really need to refine the app, its lifeless, no animation, boring UI design and weird graphical glitch.
Xbox Music just doesn't have the brand cachet of Spotify....so unless you are a Microsoft person, I just don't see any reason for people to use it. Having such a shoddy Windows Phone app definitely doesn't help the cause.
Spotify has become the de-facto music streaming app. I'm not sure the Xbox brand is strong enough to overcome that.
I personally don't care about owning my music. I also find Youtube and Spotify provide a more socially interactive way of listening to music....and if I really want an album, I'll always buy it on CD (often at a vastly cheaper price compared to Xbox Music).
Also, if I really want a particular song on my phone, I just cache the video using MetroTube.
& no, you cannot buy Spotify music - but £10 a month (or £5 with a student card) for 15 million songs a month kind of makes ownership redundant anyway.
You spend £10 on Xbox Music to buy an album. I spend £10 on Spotify and get the whole musical world!
Advised her to create a new playlist with the same music and another name.. Maybe it works
Could you please explain to me why you think WP users should have to pay when the other two OS's don't?!
Edit. Not working at all :(
If you don't know what I'm talking about check the update history.
I don't understand why they make it only premium on WP users while on other platforms have free subscription. I have to download it now.
Tried downloading again, but still does it!
I am, nothing iv tried seems to work!
I use Hola on the PC to trick the website...
-unable to discover by genres - way not enough subgenres on xbox music - social sharing components are utter crap (real not available at all) xbox music should really do something about their client! the service is ''good'' but due to the poor client and discovery features, i am more and more inclined to cancel my subscription and go back to Spotify.
Lol...god knows when it'll come :P
I'm happy that they're updating, but for God's sake, please give me access to my music.