Spotify app for iPhone brings free streaming music to the platform
August 27, 2009 § Leave a comment
Hot technology news today: Apple has approved the Swedish streaming music service, Spotify, for the iPhone. It was speculated that the app would not be approved by apple because of the potential competition with Apple’s own iTunes music store. Spotify offers a subscription service for a huge library of streaming music downloaded to the iphone.
“The application will be free, but will require the user to have a premium Spotify subscription, which costs £10. Many in the music also industry regard Spotfiy as an alternative, and a credible business model for an industry which has had difficulty adapting to the online world.
The application is designed to search for new music and will allow users to temporarily store playlists on their phone for use when there is no connection. It will also allow users to stream playlists.
The service, which launched last year, now has more than two million users in the UK, and more than six million across Europe. It has not yet launched in the United States but says it intends to do so by the end of the year. The company has already demonstrated an application for mobile phones running Google’s Android software, though that has not been made available to the public.