Microsoft confirms Spotify for Windows Phone 7

Darren Allan

October 4, 2010

Music streaming service Spotify is already out on Android, Symbian and the iPhone, and it will also be available on Windows Phone 7.

Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, announced: “Spotify is a great example of software innovation emanating from Sweden and Europe. We’re very glad to work in collaboration with Spotify to deliver a high quality, outstanding consumer experience on the Windows platform with Windows 7 and Windows Phone.”

In fact, Spotify is actually launching today on Windows Mobile 6 phones, so users with Microsoft’s older OS won’t be left out in the cold.

The app will be designed from the ground up for Windows Phone 7, so whether it will be ready later this month for the launch of WP7 seems unlikely. But it shouldn’t be too far off.

Spotify users can access a library of around 10 million songs, and can stream over wi-fi and 3G.

Note that you need to be a premium subscriber to use Spotify on your mobile, which costs £9.99 per month. Microsoft’s own Zune Pass, which will offer unlimited music streaming on Windows Phone 7, will be a quid cheaper than that at £8.99.


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