Spotify is now free on smartphones and tablets
Popular music streaming service Spotify will now be free to use on smartphones and tablets to access a library of more than 20 million songs.
The new free mobile is a “freemium” product which is free to use but supported by ads.
Users who continuously use the free Spotify mobile app for iOS and Android will hear six ads per hours.
Previously the only free Spotify product was the desktop version with mobile listening allowed using a premium account for $11.99 a month.
Now the mobile Spotify app allows users to enjoy the same on-demand experience for free as well as being able to create playlists listen to your favourite artists and access playlists created by others.
Spotify has also introduced a mobile feature – shuffle play. So now you can listen to a single artist’s entire catalogue played in random order.
The Spotify Premium services will continue and these allow listeners to play any song anywhere as well as download to listen offline in high quality without ads or interruptions.
Spotify has also announced it has launched in 20 new markets worldwide to take the total to 55.
In other news, legendary band Led Zeppelin will now have its entire catalogue available to stream exclusively to Spotify.