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Spotify brings free streaming radio to iPhone and iPad

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Spotify brings free streaming radio to iPhone and iPad
Spotify today added Spotify Radio, a music discovery service originally available only in its desktop version, to both its iPhone and iPad app. Spotify Radio will be available for free for users in the United States, and for all other countries the new feature will appear for premium users.

The best thing about Spotify Radio is you don’t have to manually pick songs for a playlist on the go - you can just select one song and the service will build a playlist around it. You could also use artists, albums and playlists to compile a radio station around it - great for discovering new music. Skipping songs, though, is only possible for a couple of tracks to comply with DMCA copyright rules.

Interestingly, the new stations support thumbing up and down for songs, but that won't affect the overall status of songs. So say in a certain playlist you might like one song, but if the same song appears in another playlist, you might thumb it down if you don't think it matches that mood.

And finally, free users will be "blessed" with commercials from advertizers like Chevrolet. Some other minor features and bug fixes are also coming along the major new addition of radio in this latest update of Spotify's iOS app. Check it all out below.


source: Spotify

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Spotify brings free streaming radio to iPhone and iPad

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posted on 19 Jun 2012, 08:36 1

1. DanMarino13 (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


once again a company is on its knees for Apple...

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 09:04 1

2. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


or there is songza... wtf? its the same thing minus commercials.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 13:29

3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, i use this on my Laptop and wanted this to come with the newly released build of Spotify for Android. i guess iOS users had to be appeased somehow after seeing the grand overhaul that was made on the Android version.

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