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 m.spotify.com, 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

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