The music streaming service Spotify recently expanded to the US market after being available for quite a while in Europe. Now it has been announced that Virgin Media users are to get Spotify via mobile and broadband.
Customers who are new or agree to a new contract taking the 30Mb, 59Mb, or 100Mb service will get Spotify Premium for no charge for the first six months, and according to What Hi-Fi this is a saving of almost £60. This will allow customers to get access to Spotify’s massive music library, and also get a range of exclusive content via a new VM Music tab found in the Spotify app.
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Broadband customers agreeing to a new monthly Virgin Mobile contract will get a free Spotify Premium subscription for their handset for three months, which is a saving of £30. Users will also not have to pay any data charges when streaming or downloading tracks via Spotify to their handset.
The company also plans to offer a Spotify service for its TiVo video on demand set top box, which will allow customers to get Spotify content through their TV or home cinema equipment.
Customers of Virgin Media that are new to Spotify or already have Spotify accounts will also be able to get offers of a three or six month extension to their existing subscription for free. Once the free period is over customers can continue to subscribe to Spotify Premium via Virgin, or their accounts will go back to the ad-supported free Spotify service.