Spotify is available in Australia from today. We’re very happy to be here.
Simply search for any artist, song or album and start playing. Create playlists, share music with friends and check out what others are listening to. Spotify’s seamless Facebook integration takes enjoying music with friends to a whole new level. Music has never been this social.
Our new Australian friends can choose from three great Spotify services – from absolutely free to paid subscriptions.
Spotify Free – the unsurpassed, totally free music service. Enjoy free, on-demand, access to more than 16 million songs on your computer. No gimmicks. Just listen and love it, month after month after month. All Spotify users enjoy unlimited free, ad-supported music.
Spotify Unlimited – all the special features of our free service, but with uninterrupted, ad-free access to Spotify on your computer. All for only $6.99 a month.
Spotify Premium – the all-singing, all-dancing, top-of-the-range Spotify experience. Premium gives you access to all the music, all the time. Listen online or offline, on your computer, your mobile phone, tablet and a whole heap of other devices. Enjoy enhanced sound quality and access to exclusive content, competitions and special offers. Premium costs just $11.99 a month.
We’re buzzing today because we’ve brought your favourite music service to one of your favourite devices. Say hello to the Spotify iPad app.
Now you can play, discover and share music like never before. Check out our video and some of the great features below.
Simply beautiful. Beautifully simple.
Our iPad app looks great. We’ve included Retina graphics and high-definition album art to make browsing a pleasure. Enjoying all the world’s music instantly on your iPad has never been easier. And with the brand new full-screen view and AirPlay integration, Spotify and your iPad are perfect for each other, both as your pumped-up living room stereo and your lean, green music machine when you’re on the move.
Even easier to browse and explore Spotify’s entire 15 million song catalogue
New ‘Now Playing’ full-screen view with high-definition cover art
Search for playlists, users and music – all from the same view
Check out what’s hot and find trending playlists & songs amongst your friends
Inbox grouped by user for easy searching
Gapless playback and crossfade
Give it a try for free
Head over to the App Store to get your hands on the new Spotify iPad app. If you’re not a Premium subscriber yet and want to give it a spin, just sign up for our 30-day free trial and try the app today.
We’ve worked long and hard on this app and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Of course, all this is just the beginning. We’ll be adding more and more huge historical landmarks in the coming weeks as well as keeping you up to date with the freshest and most important music moments of today.
And feel free to let us know what dates in music we’re missing. Who should we be celebrating? What incredible records have we forgotten about? Who’s been left out of the party? Drop us a line in the comments and we’ll add them in. Enjoy!
It’s now been three short months since we introduced everybody to Spotify Apps.
The apps have opened the door to a whole new world of music discovery and engagement for our users, who have now spent a total of 1500 years within the apps since their launch.
A few highlights
Soundrop lets you discover, listen to and share music with friends in ‘rooms’ created by genre or theme. Users listened together to 15 million songs in February alone – the equivalent of our entire catalogue, or 100 years’ of music.
Visitors to Tunewiki can sing along to the lyrics of the song they’re playing. Users have now edited or synced more than 100,000 songs in the ‘wiki’, helping create content for others to enjoy and sing along to.
Moodagent, which gives you instant playlists to match your mood, generates over 3.5 million playlists a week, with the ‘Happy Quick’ mood proving to be twice as popular as ‘Angry’ mood.
And SpotOn Radio, which was built on the Spotify mobile platform, went all the way to number six on the Swedish iPhone app store.
It’s been a great start. Watch out for more exciting news regarding Spotify Apps coming very soon!
Here at Spotify, we’re always looking for ways to improve the music you hear. That’s why we’re so pleased to announce the release of gapless playback and crossfade – coming soon with your next Spotify upgrade.
Gapless playback lets the tracks flow seamlessly, one to the next, without any silence between. Perfect for classical music, live recordings and concept albums.
It’s such a useful feature that the new release of Spotify will have gapless ‘On’ by default. If you want to turn it off, it’ll be right there in your Spotify Preferences.
Get the party started with crossfade
Another much-requested feature is crossfade – fading out one song as you bring another in. Now you can DJ to your heart’s content!
We’ve left this one for you to flip the switch yourself – go to your Spotify Preferences to turn it on.
Paul Oakenfold’s already a fan! “I use Spotify daily. Many of my own releases are mixed so I’m delighted to hear Spotify will now offer gapless playback and crossfade so my fans can experience the mixes on Spotify in the way they normally do in the clubs.”
How was 2011 for you? It’s been an incredible year for Spotify – we launched in new countries including the US, made music more social than ever with Facebook, and opened up Spotify to a new world of apps. We liked 2011!
But how was 2011 for music? What were the most popular tracks of the year? Find out how your favourites fared in our Review of the Year.
Check out our Review of the Year, which includes the Top 100 tracks by country and playlists from the likes of Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, Willow Smith and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park.
Thanks for listening to Spotify in 2011. We wish you a very happy New Year!
We are excited to let you know that our BlackBerry app is no longer a Preview release and is now available to any user with a compatible phone. To download the app simply point the browser on your phone to m.spotify.com and follow the installation instructions.
Compatible phones include Bold 9780, Bold 9700, Curve 9300, Bold 9000, Curve 8520. Currently the app only supports phones running on GSM networks. CDMA-network phones and the Torch 9800 are not compatible.
As with all of our mobile app you’ll need a Spotify Premium subscription to stream from our catalogue. You can take advantage of our 48-hour free trial directly from the mobile app or sign up to our 30-day free trial to give it a spin.
We wanted to let everyone know that we’ve begun updating users to Spotify version 0.8.0. This is the latest Spotify release which includes both Spotify Apps and our new and improved Spotify Radio.
It will take a number of days to update all users. When your account is ready to be updated you’ll received a blue notice bar in Spotify asking you if to install and restart. You can also download the new update directly here.
To recap, the great new features we’ve packed into this release include:
Spotify Apps: includes the first apps from Rolling Stone, Last.fm, Songkick, The Guardian, TuneWiki, Soundrop, Pitchfork, Fuse, We Are Hunted, Billboard Top Charts, Moodagent, Top10, Tunigo (Sweden) and Dagbladet (Norway). More to come!
Updated ‘What’s New’ page
Predictive search results
New “Buddy List”
Add to Favourites
Full-screen support for OS X Lion
We hope you enjoy all the cool new features we’ve built into this release.