Spotify launches free radio play for Android users

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We saw the folks at Spotify announce the updated iOS apps back in mid-June. You remember, the update that added the ability to stream and listen to Spotify Radio for free — even on a mobile device. And well, it looks like that update has since come available for Android users. The good news is coming by way of the official Spotify Blog where they note that;

“Starting today, you can now enjoy Spotify on your Android for free!”

This comes along with an updated Spotify for Android app, which means those with the app already installed will need to fire up Google Play and download the latest. Otherwise, in addition to being able to listen to Spotify Radio for free, the app includes the following;

  • Play everywhere: Tap into millions of songs wherever you are. Just like the desktop, mobile radio has the entire Spotify catalog to choose from.
  • Just create stations: Create stations based on any artist, album or playlist, and let Spotify bring you one great song after another. Skip if you disagree
  • Save the songs you love: When you like a song, give it a thumbs up and it’ll be saved to a “Liked from Radio” playlist on your desktop. So you can listen whenever you like.
  • Make it more personal: Every time you give a song a thumbs up (or down), Spotify learns. Our radio gets even better the more you listen.

Finally, for those wondering about the difference between free and paid accounts after this update — premium (paid) users will have an ad-free experience while free users will hear “occasional” commercials just like you do on the desktop version of Spotify.

Via [Spotify] and [Google Play]

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