It has been rumored that Facebook would be integrating Spotify somewhere into its social network. But regardless of the Facebook's announcement coming shortly, know this: Spotify is officially on its way to the United States.
Spotify hasn't released many details or made a huge announcement just yet, except for the following blurb on its international website, which basically confirms what everyone has speculated about for months:
The award-winning music service that’s taken Europe by storm will soon be landing on US shores. Millions of tracks ready to play instantly, on your computer and your phone.
Based on the product images included on the same page, we can expect to see Spotify support on at least three mobile operating systems (iOS, Android and Windows Phone) as well as desktop support.
Part of why Spotify has had such trouble opening up its digital music streaming service to IP addresses stateside has to do with copyright issues and pleasing the major music labels. It looks like those hurdles have almost been cleared.
Unfortunately, there isn't an official release date published yet, but anyone interested in finally sampling this service to see what all the fuss is about (or those who have been to Europe, sampled it and already know what all the fuss is about), can sign up on Spotify's website for email alerts.
Personally, I fall into the latter category, so I've definitely already signed up. Stay tuned for continuing coverage about Spotify.
In other Spotify news, the music platform is expanding its reach in the United Kingdom to more smartphones and TVs with new paid subscriptions via Virgin Mobile.
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