Spotify Music Streaming Service Launches in the US

Posted Fri Jul 15, 2011 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

The unlimited music streaming service has finally made its way across the Atlantic.

When it comes to streaming music, there really hasn't been that one perfect option yet. Pandora is fine, but it won't let you play any specific tracks. Qriocity and Zune are slick, but suffer from the Netflix issue of limited content. Spotify is the answer.

The streaming service that's been blowing Europeans away is finally here in the states and it's no less impressive. The free version of the service gives you instant access to millions of songs, though you'll have to listen to ads occasionally. The Unlimited version takes away the ads for five bucks a month and the Premium version gives you the ability to play music on your cell, allows an offline mode and gives you access to exclusive content.

The music selection seems absolutely limitless. Looking for a hard to find track by British synth-pop artist Baxendale? They've got it. Whether you're looking to listen to the entire catalog of video game rapper Mega Ran or an album from little known punk band Apocalypse Hoboken, you can find it on Spotify.

The only question now is how long it will take to get Spotify baked into Blu-ray players, receivers and TVs.

Source: Spotify

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