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Spotify iPhone and iPad App Will Have a Radio Feature; Will be Available for Non-Premium Users Too

Spotify has announced today that its iPhone and iPad app will be available for all users in the US for free with the next update. These non-paying listeners can use a new radio feature that will give them access to over 16 millions songs.

This new radio feature allows users to:

  • Create limitless streaming radio stations from single songs, playlists, albums or artists
  • Create an unlimited number of stations and listen as long as they like
  • Save tracks to Spotify playlists – any song that users “like” will be saved, so they can find the songs later
  • Personalize stations in real time by “liking” tracks to hear similar music
  • Browse friends’ playlists and create radio stations based on their tastes
  • Hear great new songs from Spotify’s state-of-the-art recommendation engine, based on what millions of real people are listening to
  • Access a catalog of over 16 million tracks

Premium users, those like me that have been paying for access to mobile, will continue to have an ad-free experience, while those non-paying users will listen to ads from companies such as Taco Bell, Red Bull, Verizon Wireless, etc.

This new radio feature will be available for Premium users outside the US, but only users in the US can access it without a Premium account.

You can get the new update of Spotify, which is available as a universal app (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch), in the coming days for free in the App Store [iTunes Link]. This should put the nail on the coffin for Pandora.

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