Spotify Goes Mobile, Still Waiting for US Launch
Spotify, a music streaming service popular in some European countries has now taken the step onto both Android and iPhone mobile platforms. Available to premium subscribers of the service in the UK, Sweden, France, Spain, Norway and Finland (iPhone app only for now), the application is now appearing on both Apple's App Store and the Android Market and allows users to stream tracks as well as sync playlists (storing up to 3,000 songs) to be played back while disconnected.
The majority of Spotify's 6 million+ users currently use the free, ad-supported service, with only around one in fifty opting to pay, so the company will no doubt be hoping that the availability of the service on phones to premium subscribers will drive up the number willing to shell out the monthly fee. The service is also planning to launch in the US before the end of the year.