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Spotify makes it to the US; streams your favorite tunes on demand

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Spotify makes it to the US; streams your favorite tunes on demand
Wow, it seem like this took forever to happen, but Spotify, the music streaming service that has been enjoying great popularity across Europe, has finally made it to the US. Starting today, those who wish to use Spotify, or its free version, to be exact, can register for the service on its official web page and an invitation will be sent to them eventually, hopefully in a timely manner.

However, there seems to be a way to cut in line, but the thing is that it will cost you. Signing up for a premium subscription will set you back $10 per month, but will let you use the service right away. Besides that, being a premium member will allow you to stream music not only to a computer, but also to an Android smartphone or an iPhone via their respective apps, store it there for the times when you are not hooked up to the Internet, and all of that without any of those pesky ads popping up.

For those of you who have not heard of Spotify before, the service lets you stream music straight from its vast online database and listen to it instantly on a laptop or a smartphone without the need to download the files in advance. Sounds pretty neat, doesn't it? Feel free to check out Spotify's web page and sign up for an invitation. After you receive one, do not hesitate to brag about it by leaving a comment below.

source: Spotify via Boy Genius Report


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posted on 14 Jul 2011, 08:41

1. se7en11 (Posts: 10; Member since: 05 Oct 2009)


I just signed up for the Unlimited $4.99 service and it is simply great! All the songs I've searched for so far have come up and steam instantly. Highly recommend you give it a try - you can cancel after the first month too.

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 13:45

5. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)


How good of quality is the stream? Do you know what bitrate it streams at?

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 23:17

10. se7en11 (Posts: 10; Member since: 05 Oct 2009)


So far it's been very good.

If you want to view their music catalog before purchasing the paid plan - check outhttp://www.spotify.com/us/get-spotify/overview/

So far the $4.99 plan is well worth it. But I do miss streaming to my phone which is available in the next Premium $9.99 package (http://www.spotify.com/us/get-spotify/overview/)

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 09:47

2. cthunder (Posts: 104; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


So Spotify is no different than Rhasody?

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 11:08

3. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Well, so far it sounds cheaper. Isn't Rhapsody like $15 a month?

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 12:25

11. paulyd (unregistered)


Rhapsody did drop to $9.99. One big difference that stuck out was that it was saying that with Spotify, you can save the music to your phone for when you are not connected to the web and with Rhapsody, you have to be connected and can not save anything to be played off line. When I last subscribed though Verizon, it did allow me to have up to 3 approved devices at a given time on one account. Now that I am subscribing though rhapsody directly, it is only allowing one at a time. Is that different with Spotify??

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 11:13

4. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


I think ill just stick to Pandora...

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 14:01

6. digicon (unregistered)


Hey whats up. slacker.com is better than Pandora for free. Try that one out and see what you think.

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 16:26

7. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


i have tried it i had it on my blackberry curve when it first came out, and the samsung vibrant comes with

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 16:27

8. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


edit... the phone from factory.. i took it off because of the memory it uses on the sd card, and it was bit les User friendly,,

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 21:53

9. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6678; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


WHAT THE HELL IS SPOTIFY?

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