Spotify has recently made its free service include mobile devices. It’s free on iOS and it’s free on Android. How about Windows Phone? Nope. Not yet. If you try logging in to the Windows Phone app without a premium account, you get an error that says you need a Spotify Premium account. Fortunately, there is something you can do about it.
Spotify is a digital music service that gives you access to over 20 million tracks. There are similar free music services on Windows Phone like Nokia’s MixRadio, Pandora, and Songza, but having Spotify as another option would be great.
Spotify is not saying anything official at the moment to make free streaming available on their Windows Phone app, but there is something you can do. You can let them know that you’re interested by voting on their forums.
The official Twitter account for Spotify Support has mentioned the forums to a Windows Phone user inquiring about the app:
There's nothing official we can say at the moment, but it's worth adding your Kudos here about it: http://bit.ly/1e7YPbw
The link goes to Spotify’s Ideas community forums where users vote on certain ideas. The idea is simply titled, “Bring Spotify Free to Windows Phone.” If you like that idea, we recommend voting for it! Spotify appears to be monitoring the thread to check interest.
Of course, if you’re really interested in using Spotify for Windows Phone, you can pay for a premium account. It costs $9.99 a month and you can play any song, anywhere on demand. The free accounts on the iPhone and Android phones can listen to the service, but are limited to shuffle play. You can play songs from specific artists and playlists, but you cannot choose to play specific songs. There is another catch. Free accounts are ad-supported, so you’ll hear commercial breaks.
Interested in streaming music for free with Spotify on Windows Phone? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to vote for the idea.