Spotify To Add Free Internet Radio to iOS App

Pandora, watch out: Spotify is getting a new radio feature for its iOS apps. Up until now, only paid subscribers could enjoy their music tracks on the go, and if users refused to pony up $9.99 a month their only option was to stream music on Spotify’s desktop app. But in an announcement this morning, Spotify said that it planned to open up its mobile radio access to everyone — for absolutely free.

Users will soon be able to stream an unlimited amount of music on the move and create music stations based on artists, genres, and other songs they’ve “liked,” all within Spotify’s mobile app. Akin to Pandora, the radio station also gets more and more personal each time the user marks a song with a thumbs up.

Spotify users on the iPhone and iPad can expect the update to drop into the App Store later today. Premium users of the Spotify iOS app will continue to have an ad-free experience, while free users in the US will hear ads from Spotify’s launch partners while streaming their music.

Email* (will not be published)
*Indicates required field
Submit Comments

All Product Types Accessories Cars Digital Camcorders Digital Cameras eReaders GPS Laptops MP3 & Video Players Projectors Smartphones Software Storage Tablets / MIDs VoIP Wi-Fi
All Subcategories
All Subcategories All-Purpose Budget Business Desktop Replacement Gaming Multimedia Netbook Nettop Rugged Student Tablet PCs Ultraportable
Acer Alienware Apple Archos ASUS Averatec BenQ CTL Corp. Dell Digital Storm eMachines Emtec Everex Fujitsu GammaTech Gateway General Dynamics Getac Gigabyte Hercules HP HTC iBuyPower Intel Lenovo MSI Nokia Nvidia OCZ OLPC OQO Origin Panasonic Sager Samsung Sony Sylvania Systemax TabletKiosk Toshiba Verizon Viewsonic Viliv VooDoo Workhorse PC ZT Systems
Minimum Rating
Any Rating 4.5 Stars 4.0 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.0 Stars
Screen Size
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 4 5 6 7 8 9
1024x576 1024x600 1024x768 1200X800 1280 x 720 1280x1024 1280x768 1280x800 1366x678 1366x768 1440x1050 1440x900 1600x768 1600x900 1680x1050 1680x945 1920x1080 1920x1200 800x400 800x480
Weight Range
10.1 - 12.0 pounds 12.1 - 14.0 pounds 14.1 - 16.0 pounds 2 lbs 2 pounds and under 2+ lbs 2.1 - 4.0 pounds 4.1 - 6.0 pounds 6.1 - 8.0 pounds 8.1 - 10.0 pounds Over 16 pounds Under 2 pounds
more options