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Spotify Mobile Free Officially Launches To Take On Apple's iTunes Radio

Spotify Mobile Free Officially Launches To Take On Apple's iTunes Radio

December 11, 2013
Spotify has officially launched a free streaming music service for mobile devices. Spotify Mobile Free is available for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad, and on Android-based devices. As first reported earlier this month in The Wall Street Journal, Spotify Mobile Free is ad-supported. It will compete with Apple’s iTunes Radio, and Pandora. Spotify is promoting its new service as a “free mobile experience (which) lets you shuffle play.” As a result:
Your music: Listen to all the playlists you’ve created and playlists from the people you follow. Spotify lets you discover new music, save, shuffle and share. Your favourite artists: Want to listen to a certain artist? Just hit shuffle play, sit back and listen to their entire catalogue. Don’t settle for something similar. Don’t settle for just one track from the artist you want to hear every 20 minutes. Discover great new playlists: Going for a jog or to the gym? We’ve got the playlist to help you go the extra mile. We know you just want the perfect music for a specific moment in time – and we’ve got you covered. There’s something for every mood, genre or moment.
Take a look: According to Daniel Ek, CEO and founder at Spotify:
Today we’re giving people the best free music experience in the history of the smartphone and the tablet. Whether you're going to the gym, or having a party with friends. Just sit back and let Spotify serve you great music for every moment of your life.
Beginning today, Dec. 11, Spotify is available in 20 new markets, for a total of 55 markets worldwide. Spotify has also announced the exclusive availability of the entire Led Zeppelin catalog. The full release schedule is as follows:
    • Wednesday, December 11 – "Led Zeppelin" (1969) and "Led Zeppelin II" (1969)
    • Thursday, December 12 – "Led Zeppelin III" (1970) and "Untitled fourth album" (1971)
    • Friday, December 13 – "Houses Of The Holy" (1973) and "Physical Graffiti" (1975)
    • Saturday, December 14 – "Presence" (1976) and "In Through The Out Door" (1979)
    • Sunday, December 15 – "The Song Remains The Same" (1976), "Coda" (1982), "BBC Sessions" (1997), "How The West Was Won" (2003), "Mothership" (2007), and "Celebration Day" (2012)
The free Spotify app is available for download in the App Store.

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