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Rumor: Spotify To Launch Free Mobile Streaming

December 6, 2013 by skov // #spotify

It seems that the Music Streaming war may finally be upon us. Earlier this week the long talked about Beats Music finally gave it's future users a vague release date [January 2014]. There is a ton of hype around this service already, and it seems as though Spotify aims to give it some competition. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Spotify is geared to announce a free mobile streaming service next week. This is rather enticing due to the fact that Spotify already has millions of users, and is currently the most used music streaming service in America.

This announcement would allow new and current users to stream music from their vast catalog on their tablets or smartphones free of charge, instead of the monthly fee it is currently charging. The service would be ad supported, and would allow users to select a certain amount of songs to listen to on demand, with the app choosing the rest of their selections based on their saved content. The idea closely resembles what Pandora is already doing, but with the freedom to be able to have several songs by separate artists at their disposal. Spotify has scheduled a press conference in New York for December 11th, and if the rumors are true we may see this update as soon as then. Stay tuned.

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