Spotify for Windows Phone Jumps Out of Beta
Spotify for the Windows Phone platform has graduated from its beta status and added several new features. Among the new capabilities, users will be able to scrub through tracks, as well as sync playlists for offline playback. Spotify for Windows Phone now has support for 19 languages, and includes the ability to search through and play millions of songs, see friends' playlists, stream over cellular or Wi-Fi, and more. The application itself is free to download, but most features require a premium account, which costs $10 per month.
Pandora Launches Premium Music Service
Pandora today finally launched its long-awaited Pandora Premium music service for mobile devices and the web. Pandora Premium is a $10-per-month music streaming service that competes with Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play Music.
Spotify's Android App Gains 'Running' Playlist
Spotify today updated its Android app with the Running playlist feature available to the iOS app since May. Spotify Running places an emphasis on discovering the songs that match tempo to the runner's pace.
Spotify Intros Family Plans, $30 for Up to 5 Accounts
Spotify today announced family plans, a cheaper way to let family members enjoy the music streaming service on their mobile devices. The Spotify Family Plan allows each member of a family — up to five people — to create their own account with their own playlists, favorites, and devices.
Deezer Opens Up Service to Everyone In the US
Deezer today made its music-streaming service available to anyone who wants it in the U.S. The service was previously limited to Cricket Wireless customers and those who owned Sonos home stereo equipment.