Spotify Accepting Signups for U.S. Launch

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Spotify is officially coming to the United States. Domestic visitors to Spotify.com are now redirected to a signup page where users can enter an email address to "be one of the first to get Spotify."

Spotify is a Sweden-based streaming music service that offers music from a number of major and independent record labels. It has hitherto been available only in western Europe.

There are free subscriptions limited by hours of listening time, and then paid subscriptions that offer features such as offline mode, the ability to download songs to iPods and more. Subscription fees range from €5 to €10 per month. Spotify recently raised a $100 million venture round at a $1 billion valuation.

Spotify can be used as a replacement for iTunes, iTunes Match and the iTunes Store. Instead of letting users listen to music they have purchased or acquired from other sources, Spotify allows listeners to stream any songs Spotify has licensed.

It is quite a bit more expensive than iTunes Match will be, costing €60-€120/year in Europe, versus $25/year for iTunes Match. US pricing has not been announced yet.

Sign up on Spotify.com to get an invite when the site finally opens.

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Top Rated Comments

Cander Avatar
168 months ago

What am I missing????

The fact that you get to CHOOSE what song you want to listen to and not just what is currently playing.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
firestarter Avatar
168 months ago
Thanks to MR, I now know what hitherto means.

Seriously, wtf lol Why would you use that word how many people know what it means without looking it up?

Why would you write a post to complain how you're less ignorant than you were 5 minutes ago?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Consultant Avatar
168 months ago
Hope it doesn't go the way of the adware pandora. :mad:

Radio has fewer ads than Pandora now.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aidoneus Avatar
168 months ago
Ok, if you guys are getting Spotify, please can we have Hulu?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nOw2 Avatar
168 months ago
More foreigners should be welcomed to Spotify. It completely revolutionised my music listening habits; I even subscribed before the listening hours were cut..

Spotify: Instantaneous access to almost any music, at any time.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Daveoc64 Avatar
168 months ago
Can you go pick out 500 songs and have them local on your iPhone with this? Active as long as you pay your subscription?

That's exactly what you can do (any number of songs up to 3333)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)