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

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



1. se7en11

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 05, 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.

5. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 2010

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

10. se7en11

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 05, 2009

So far it's been very good. If you want to view their music catalog before purchasing the paid plan - check out 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 (

2. cthunder

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

So Spotify is no different than Rhasody?

3. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

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

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??


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

I think ill just stick to Pandora...

6. digicon unregistered

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


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

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


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 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,,

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered


Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.