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Spotify: a threat to the iTunes Music Store?
Spotify: a threat to the iTunes Music Store?

Spotify is fast becoming the most talked-about music service on the internet, and it seems that its developers have now created a version that works on the iPhone.

For those who are unaware of its existence, we should say that Spotify enables you to stream music on-demand via an iTunes-style application that, once you're signed-up, you can download and install.

The only downside is that you have to listen to the occasional ad, though if you sign up for a premium subscription, these are removed.

Reports suggest that the iPhone version would initially be for these premium users only and offer access to all of Spotify's music catalogue. It would also enable you to cache music so that you could listen to it when you weren't in a Wi-Fi area.

This being the case, it could pose a serious threat to Apple's iPhone version of the iTunes Music Store, which is why some pundits are speculating that Spotify's software won't be granted admission to the App Store.

Time will tell, but if this is the future of mobile music, we like the look of it.

(Via Tech Digest)

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.