Spotify confirms US service, sign up for an invite now

By Posted 6 Jul 2011, 18:39

Last month we told you that music streaming service Spotify was getting closer to becoming available to residents in the US. The company was busy securing deals with major record labels, and today we can tell you that Spotify confirms a US service which you can sign up for an invite now.

There has been talk of the service finally coming to the US for a while now, and now Rachel King of ZDNet is reporting in an article that a page has gone live allowing interested parties to sign up for an invite to the service when it launches. As of yet there is no date but it must be imminent, and will allow US users access to millions of music tracks.

The service has been a huge success in Europe and lets users play music tracks on their computers or mobile devices. Currently users in Europe are allowed to listen to a set amount of tracks per month free of charge, but users that pay a subscription each month can listen to an unlimited amount of music.

There have been rumors of the service being made available by being integrated into Facebook, but it was thought this wouldn’t be in America. On the signup page you can see a variety of products the service will work on, which includes Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. It will also have desktop support including Mac.

Meanwhile the company is expanding in other markets after the announcement of an agreement with UK broadband provider Virgin Media. According to an article on Wired by Duncan Geere Virgin customers will have the option the Premium and Unlimited bundles. If you decide on the Unlimited bundle customers will get access to the service on Android, iOS, Symbian, WebOS, and Windows Phone devices as well as your TV.

Both bundles are promised to be free of ads, and current Virgin customers will be the first to get access to the service, and if you are an existing Spotify customer you can keep your existing account. Exclusive content has also been promised but at the moment no details of what the content is has been revealed.

If you are a Virgin customer with the V+ PVR box the service won’t be available as it doesn’t support apps, so an upgrade to the new TiVo set top box is required. At the moment no pricing has been revealed.

Will you be signing up for the Spotify service?