Quick App: Spotify Music Subscriptions for iPhone (Europe Only)

Spotify [Free with premium subscription - iTunes link] is now available for iPhone (and iPod touch) is now available -- if you live in the UK, Sweden, Spain, France, Norway or Finland.

According to Spotify, if you live in those countries and have a premium subscription, you can enjoy:

  • Access to millions of tracks with Spotify’s constantly updated catalogue
  • Search and stream music instantly. Browse by artist, title, album, genre, label or year
  • Create and synchronise playlists. Updates from the desktop application will be synced instantly and vice versa
  • Playlists can be downloaded and played in offline mode when you have no connection, are on a plane or subway, or abroad and subject to roaming data fees
  • Listen to tracks and albums in their entirety. Rewind, fast-forward, pause, skip and shuffle
  • View cover art for all tracks and albums

So, if you live in one of those countries, and have a premium account, and an iPhone or iPod touch (list long enough yet?) and you try out the Spotify App, let us know how it works for you!

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Quick App: Spotify Music Subscriptions for iPhone (Europe Only)

18 Comments

It's brilliant almost instant on 3g and wifi and about 5 second wait on edge. Offline works well too and downloads the songs fast. Well worth the subscription

In offline mode it's similar to an iPod. I'm pleasantly surprised they allowed this app. I wish they would allow the free version to be used with the app though.

Works just like the video. Litterally instant syncing of playlists and the quality of the music is much better than any other streaming app.
Just knocked Last.fm of my dock i think!

This sounds awesome but it's too bad it's not availible in the US. Hopefully we will have Rhapsody soon in the US.

No thanks.
Option 1 listening to my 3000's + songs from my iPod.
Option 2 iheart Radio
nonsense to purchase a premium pas :(

I don't see me using this even if it was available in the US.
I can use Pandora to try out new music. I can use Last.FM or DI.FM to sample genres.
I don't rent music. I refuse to rent music.
Save your money and buy the songs or rip your CDs.

The app works a treat. Only gripe is it cannot play in the background while browsing or carrying out other tasks (not a surprise, but it would be nice).
It is renting music. It will take me some getting used to, but I think for the price of one CD per month, 4 million tracks is worth it. I'm confident that if this service dies, there will be a replacement.

Well worth every penny/nickle/dime/whatever!
Running it in the background on my 3Gs while writing this on that same device. Using "backgrounder" to enable it to multitask it is simultaneously wirelessly syncing a couple of hundred songs while streaming non synced music to my bluetooth headset.
This is definitely the start of a new era in portable music. Well done Spotify!

It's awesome! I've become a premium subscriber in order to use it, and now I have removed most of my itunes tracks off my iphone so that I can download more Spotify tracks. Now itunes is just good for keeping my non spotify tracks - ie AC/DC, Led Zep, Pink Floyd and The Beatles.