Spotify now open to the masses

Just two months after hitting the US in an invite-only beta, Spotify is now open to to the public and is offering users 6 months worth of unlimited streaming under the free account.

Stream millions of tracks from thousands of albums and artists to your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Take your existing Spotify playlists with you on the go – listen to them during your commute, in the gym or on a flight. With ‘Offline mode’ you can listen even when no connection is available. Wirelessly sync your local files to your phone to merge your catalogue with ours, no cables required! Download and get started directly from your mobile.

  • Instant access to over 15 million tracks
  • Stream online
  • Listen offline – no mobile connection needed
  • Share music with your friends
  • Star your favourite tracks
  • Wirelessly sync your own MP3s to your iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad
  • Create and sync playlists
  • Send the tracks you listen to direct to Last.fm & Facebook

Spotify is on a role right now, as just yesterday they partnered up with Facebook to allow free streaming on the social network from user profiles at no cost.

I've been in the invite-only beta since it launched in the US and have been loving it, although I can't see myself spending the money for a premium account just yet given my loyalty to iTunes and iCloud. Spotify is still one of the best online streaming music providers out there, however, so give it a try and let us know how you like the service!

Spotify is available for Free for iPhone and requires a free Spotify account. There are also premium and unlimited accounts available starting at $4.99 per month.

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Andrew Wray

Andrew Wray is a Salt Lake City, Utah based writer who focuses on news, how-tos, and jailbreak. Andrew also enjoys running, spending time with his daughter, and jamming out on his guitar. He works in a management position for Unisys Technical Services, a subsidiary of Unisys Corporation.

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No it's a stand alone program you download. Very much like iTunes. It's just going to be implemented into Facebook in a future update.

The future is now. You can download the desktop client, but when you try to launch it you have to put in your Spotify login info or you Facebook info. There's no way around it. Unless you were signed up with Spotify before today, you're going to have to go through Facebook, even if you're willing to pay for a premium account?