Spotify has long been heralded as one of the best online music platforms out there. It’s adoption among mobile users, however, has been limited due to the fact that the service cost $10 per month for mobile access to Spotify’s library of songs.
The new Spotify for Android application changes all this, allowing users in the US to create free streaming stations based on a song, artist, or playlist of your choosing similar to Pandora or Slacker radio. Users can create an unlimited number of stations and playlists, and can favorite songs for easy access to them later on. Of course, as with other free services you will be served with adverts on a regular basis, but that’s a small price to pay for streaming audio that you don’t have to pay for.
Of course, you can still upgrade to a premium account, which will give you the ability to sync all your playlists and songs for offline listening, unlimited skips, as well as immediate access to any song of your choosing, both of which could be well worth the $10 per month for those of you who live in areas without a reliable and quick data connection.
The new Spotify for Android app can be found for free on the Google Play Store. Will you be checking it out now that Spotify has gone free, or will you stick to the likes of Pandora, Slacker, or iHeartRadio?