Spotify May Offer Better Services to Its Free Mobile Users

Spotify is reportedly planning to revamp its free mobile service offer in a bid to attract more users.

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Ever since Spotify has gone public last week, a lot of interest has gone to guessing what will be their next moves. And with the upcoming big event on the 24th of April, more and more rumours are coming out.

A report from Bloomberg claims that the company is developing a new version of its free music service.

According to an unnamed source, Spotify wants to make the free service easier to use especially on mobile. The revamp would hopefully make it easier to access playlists and a better control on what songs to listen to.

Currently, non-paying subscribers on mobile can only listen to songs on shuffle mode when they pick a playlist. Additionally, non-paying users can only skip tracks up to six times during each hour of use.

This move only makes sense as investors put value on the company based on user growth. Better free services would attract more new users which the company can then hopefully convert to paying subscribers. Currently, the music streaming app has 71 million paying subscribers from its total of 157 million subscribers.

The source did not elaborate on any other detail including the exact release date. However, an announcement is reportedly expected in the “next coming weeks”.

Spotify releases app for BlackBerry

Spotify, which has been introduced to iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Symbian and all other platforms, has now been made available to BlackBerry users worldwide.

Like other versions on other platforms, the Spotify service for BlackBerry will still require premium subscription, in order for individuals to stream music.

If you’re new to Spotify, premium users will be able to play music anytime and anywhere for your music catalog in the app. You can also create you’re playlist. You can also search for specific tracks, artists, albums on the app and receive and as well send tracks to your friends.

You can try the app via their free 48 hour free trial if you aren’t sure you’d love this app. You can download Spotify in the BlackBerry App World. There is also a promo in the BlackBerry App World where you can have a 30 day free trial.

The Spotify app is available for almost all BlackBerry devices including smartphones from the Bold and Curve lines. Unfortunately, smartphones that run on CDMA-network and the Torch 9800 aren’t currently supported.

This is something good for BlackBerry after all the problems that have surfaced for the company.

Do you think BlackBerry can bounce back from their problems?

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Spotify rolls out Android update

Spotify has rolled out a number of updates for their mobile app for Android. These updates include better social integration and a an improvement on the user interface, which is now faster and sleeker than previous versions of the app.

The announcement came just barely two months after Spotify rolled out a redesigned and revamped Android app. This new app became available in the Google Play Store since yesterday and is free.

The new features include a slide-out navigation, a significant upgrade in quality and the ability to check friend’s social media pages and playlist. This comes with a full support of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

According to VP for products at Spotify, “For all our Android users, this Spotify update is a huge leap forward. We’ve rebuilt it from top to bottom, making it faster, slicker and much better looking.”

Spotify announced recently that they are keeping their service for free in the US. For free users, Spotify only gives you a limited 10 hours of streaming music per month.

It is still unknown for how long will the service remain for free in the US.

Is Spotify a great way to promote camaraderie and update friends? Or do you only use it for streaming music online?

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