Windows Phone now allows free Spotify streaming

Windows Phone is finally allowing its users the luxury that Android and iOS users have had for a while; the ability to stream music through Spotify for free!

Until now, users were only able to listen to their music through the app by paying a subscription of AU$11.99 per month. It is now available to be streamed for free via the shuffle play option.

Windows Phone users will be able to access their existing playlists and shuffle tracks, rather than being able to listen to songs on-demand. However, this is also the same for the Android and iOS.

The app will still be inclusive of ads, but will allow you to use the ‘Browse’ feature in which you can expect to hear a playlist that is aimed to suit your current mood!

Those who continue to pay for a premium subscription, however, are able to select artists and tracks, and will be able to use Spotify without the ads.

Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Corp, said:”We're excited to see Spotify made available for free on Windows Phone.”

The app has also been modified to include an improved presentation of search results and an easier music discovery option.

In May, Spotify announced that it was available in 56 markets, with ten million paying subscribers and more than 40 million active users. Given its popularity and significance within the world of technology, it is no surprise that Windows Phone joined its Android and iOS counterparts by updating its feature.

With the likes of the HTC One (M8) for Windows becoming a firm favourite within the smartphone industry, alongside this update, it is clear that Windows Phone is growing stronger by the day.

Mr Guggenheimer added: “This puts a much-loved listening experience in the hands of Windows Phone fans across the world, and beautifully showcases both our platform and the Spotify service.”

 

Written by Mazuma

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