Spotify has released what is basically a teaser trailer for the upcoming mobile version of its on-line music streaming service. The demo is for an Android version of the service, but many people expect that an iPhone will be forthcoming.
Subscribers to Spotify get access to a huge catalogue of music and artists that streams live to their computer. Not that subscription to Spotify is all that easy. It’s not available in North America and even here in Ireland you can only access the “premium service”. For ten euro a month, premium members get unlimited music access without advertising. With the mobile version, that same service becomes portable. Spotify released this video to whet our appetites:
And that’s all she wrote – there’s no details on how wide a release it will be, how much it will cost or when we’ll see it. But as promo stunts go, that’s a good one.
What we think?
The smooth transitions are what really attracts me to this service. Not just the PC-to-Mobile transitions, but the on-line to off-line. That is potentially a significant money-saver for the end user – instead of murdering your data plan by streaming a lot of songs through your network, you can instead access music when in a WiFi spot, sync it up and go off-line, and then listen to your music while you’ve only got network coverage.