Music streaming service Spotify is at long last gearing up to launch in Canada, and they're inviting some of those that have expressed interest to try it out first. The invitations will be sent out to a selection of those Canadians that have signed up at Spotify's Canada page, and users of the latest version of the iOS app can join the invitation queue from right within the app.
Spotify chimed in with an official statement on the matter, saying that they "want to reward those fans who have waited patiently for the launch":
With a gradual and systematic scaling of Spotify in Canada it may take a while before to get through the queue up invitation requests, but do know that The Great White North is at least one more step closer to finally getting Spotify. In the meantime, you can grab Spotify for free from the App Store (opens in new tab).
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Updated with official statement from Spotify
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As a lonely Canadian who has never used Spotify, how does it differ from Rdio and Google Play All Access?
I'm excited because I believe Spotify is a free service which periodically serves up ads, effectively making it the only one of its kind in Canada as far as I know. I would absolutely use it instead of paying $10 for all access.
The selection is absolutely amazing. I had access to it via proxy through MediaHint when it was still free.
Good timing as the newest Google Music IOS app breaks the ability to play music offline. Bummer can't download the IOS Spotify app in Canada yet.
Just signed up to try! Hope I get a code!
Hope I get a code too, about to cancel my Google Music Subscription.
$12.99/month for premium! Sent from the iMore App
Could be cheaper if you go on their site and pay for your subscription and not from iTunes in app purchase. However, from what I been through with google music & Xbox music (can't play songs offline), if spotify does what the other 2 can't do, its 12.99 well spent. Still waiting for my invitation though.
Apple is dragging its feet on iTunes Radio in Canada and I hope it costs them a pretty penny. This reminds me of iTunes movie rentals and TV show rentals, which were launched in the US and took a couple of years to launch in Canada. Why are Google and Spotify launching Canadian services when Apple promised iTunes Radio in "early 2014"???
I know right I asked Tim Cook on Twitter and he said it's coming soon this was yesterday Sent from the iMore App
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