Microsoft has partnered with popular music streaming service, Spotify, to announce the new music streaming app for the Windows Phone mobile operating system. The application can be downloaded from the Windows marketplace for mobile starting today.
Now since Spotify is presently not available in most parts of the world outside Europe, you may have to wait for an invite to register if you are from elsewhere. However, if you are from a country like UK, you can start listening to streaming music from the free ad-supported Spotify application or alternatively, also pay up £9.99 every month for an ad-free music streaming service.
Interestingly, Spotify has also announced that their service will be available on the upcoming Windows Phone 7 platform when the new OS launches this year. If recent rumors are anything to go by, that would imply an October 21 launch date in Europe.
Users outside Europe have been anxiously awaiting the launch of this service in their regions and the service is expected to launch at least in USA by the end of this year. Can’t wait to see how Spotify is adopted by the Windows Mobile toting users in Europe for the moment though.