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Spotify Launches Free Mobile Service For All Tablets And Smartphones

Saikat Basu 14-12-2013

Spotify just announced that anyone using iOS or Android tablets and smartphones can use their music streaming app for free. Earlier, only desktop and laptop users had access to an ad-supported but free version of Spotify. Tablet users can now also avail the same listening pleasure as desktop users…but again with ads. Even then, the freemium option for tablet users is a great deal because previously you had to pay $9.99 to use Spotify on platforms other than the desktop.


Music buffs using smartphones get a distinctly different offering – the Spotify “Shuffle”. Spotify Shuffle is like radio based streaming services like Pandora or ITunes Radio, but with better control over your personal playlists. You can listen to your own playlists and those from the people you follow. You can’t pick the exact song you want to play, but instead hit the “Shuffle” button for a random listening experience with the songs on the particular playlist.

Spotify does say –

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.

The new mobile experience also makes room to discover new songs and new playlists, tap into specially curated playlists for every mood and occasion. Most importantly, do it all for free.

Do you agree that it sounds like music to your ears? Do you think this allows it to close the gap with other services like Pandora?

Source: Spotify Blog


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  1. WildFitzy
    December 17, 2013 at 1:24 am

    So anyone know why it's not in Canada eh?

    • Saikat B
      December 17, 2013 at 4:29 am

      Maybe, this graphic explains it

    • Saikat B
      December 17, 2013 at 4:30 am

      Licensing varies from country to country, so that's the probable cause.

  2. Jayden
    December 15, 2013 at 9:42 am

    I don't give a damn if its with ads (I have an iPad and I'm using Spotify for free) Thank you Spotify I have been pleading for this for ages!

  3. WildFitzy
    December 14, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I wish when they do these articles that they mention, only in the U.S.A. There are other countries on this planet. No just the godly States.

    • Vipul J
      December 14, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      Wow, my bubble just burst. I'm from India and after reading the article I was seriously very happy. But I'll hold onto that feeling now till I try it myself :/

    • Saikat B
      December 14, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      Spotify is available in the following countries

    • TheOlc
      December 14, 2013 at 8:41 pm

      I'm living in atm Germany and it's working ....

    • Wildfitzy
      December 15, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      I just received email from cNet. Apparently Spotify is available in a lot of countries. Too numerous to mention. However, not in Canada. Go figure. Closest partner but who cares eh!

  4. Alan
    December 14, 2013 at 3:45 am

    This is great!!!