Spotify tunes into Windows Phone Mango

Spotify tunes into Windows Phone Mango

Summary: The Spotify music streaming service is now available on Windows Phone handsets, including devices running the 7.5, or 'Mango', version of the operating system.

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The Spotify music streaming service is now available on Windows Phone handsets, including devices running the 7.5, or 'Mango', version of the operating system.

The company released the Spotify app on Monday, extending support for the Windows platform. It had previously only worked on specific Windows Mobile 6.5 handsets, such as the HTC HD2 and Samsung Omnia 2.

"By a delightful coincidence, Windows Phone 7 is our seventh mobile app. Created with our friends at Microsoft, this app will give you an outstanding music experience on your Windows Phone 7," the company said on its blog.

The Spotify service was already available on a range of other mobile platforms, including iOS, Android and Symbian.

Like the desktop version, the Windows Phone 7 app allows users to stream music over a 3G or Wi-Fi connection, access playlists, star favourite tracks and search through friends’ playlists, starred tracks and favourite artists.

In order to stream Spotify on a mobile, a premium subscription is needed costing £9.99 per month. A premium subscription also allows users to sync up to 3,333 tracks for offline playback.

The app is available to download now for free from the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Topic: Mobility

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