Spotify launches a Windows Phone app

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Spotify and Microsoft have launched Spotify’s mobile music app on the Windows phone 6 platform, joining their apps on the iPhone, Android and Symbian phones. For what it’s worth, Windows Phone 6 is the old Windows Mobile 6xx. However, this is of most interest to Europeans who can actually use the service.

The features on Windows phone 6 include all the similar features of previous apps (listen to tracks, stream over WiFi or 2.5/3G, access playlists, run Spotify in the background, play in offline mode etc)

Users can download the new app directly by visiting, and it is also available for download on Windows Marketplace for mobile.

Current users of popular Windows phone 6 devices will be able to download app on their phones. Using Spotify on the mobile requires a Premium account.

Windows Phone 7 is expected to be announced next week. Smartphones powered by the completely re-vamped and re-branded Windows Phone 7 aren’t actually out yet although they are expected any day now and Spotify says it will have those covered too.

Here’s a full run-down of features:

  • Listen to millions of tracks with Spotify’s constantly updated catalogue
  • Stream over WiFi or 2.5/3G – all your existing playlists are available
  • Listen to tracks and albums in their entirety. Rewind, fast-forward, pause, skip and shuffle
  • Continue to run Spotify in the background while texting, making calls, web browsing etc
  • Playlists can be downloaded and played in offline mode when you have no connection, are on a plane or underground, or abroad
  • Wirelessly sync your local files to your phone
  • On-the-fly sync – every track you add to a playlist appears instantly on mobile and computer
  • Starred tracks – tag all your favourites into a special list

  • Robert MacEwan

    Any word on when this will be available in the U.S.?

  • jave

    I imagine that they released Spotify for v6 as there are one or two more used on 6 than 7.

  • k-0s

    Pshhhh Please. Spotify doesn’t even matter here in the States at this point. I’m not even sure why Techcrunch bothers with this company at this point. MOG does the same thing, Slacker Radio does the same thing, Grooveshark does the same thing…hell even Rhapsody and Napster do it. Spotify is missing out *BIG* time. I waited and waited for Spotify but I’ve since signed up for MOG and am very happy. I know the Europeans love Spotify and I’m happy for them, I really am, but I can’t for the life of me figure out how all these other music providers figure out how to get their models to work here but Spotify can’t.

    • grimen

      …but none of them are even near as good as Spotify. But you already know that if you have used Spotify.

      Also, what should talk about? EU subdomain means Europe.

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  • Debbie Todd

    I don’t use iPhones, but I do use Spotify on my PC and on my laptop – loads of really good music and organised in such a way as to be useful (you can play whole albums). I use the free version as I don’t actually find the advertising that intrusive. The only thing that would make it worth my while paying for Spotify would be if I could put the music onto my iRiver – I’d be quite happy to pay the monthly fees then. As it is, in order to get it on MP3, I would have to buy a really expensive phone to be able to use Spotify on the go.

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