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.
- Download Spotify on the App Store [iTunes link]