Spotify confirms free mobile service and rolls out in new countries

11 December 2013

spotify-logo Spotify are busy bees, rolling out in 20 new countries as well as launching a free mobile service. Oh, and Led Zeppelin's back catalogue will be on the service now, if you like that sort of thing.

The company held a press conference in New York and said that Spotify will be available in Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Malta, Micaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Slovakia and Uruguay. Seeing as they just legalised weed in Uruguay, we can assume all early listens will be reggae based.

Daniel Ek, head honcho of Spotify said: "We see a rapid increase in listening on tablets in the home instead of computers, and a large number of tablets are replacing PC so it doesn't make sense to differentiate."

"I genuinely believe that we're giving people the best free music experience on the smartphone and tablet. By giving people more access to legal music we believe they will stream more. Along with more users there will be more subscribers and that will mean more revenue to the music industry."

This new free version allows you to listen to playlists they've made as well as 'shuffle play' through the entire catalogue of an artist.

TOPICS:   Technology   TV

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