Apple iPhones and iPods, Nokia and Windows Phone devices have had Spotify apps for a while. I’ve been using the iPod app and it’s brilliant –really makes Spotify worth paying for. (You need a premium subscription in order to stream songs over mobile apps).
Features include offline playlists so you can listen to music without mobile connection (and without using up data allowance). You can create and sync playlists.
From using the Apple app, I find the menu within playlists quite clunky. It’s difficult to search artists so you end up endlessly scrolling through tracks. The other annoyance is having to sync playlist tracks over a wi-fi connection every now or then. It’s often difficult to get the app to stay open to sync and so often leaves me without music for my commute.
So, it will be interesting to see how the Blackberry app compares.
The app has been tested on 9780 Bold, 9700 Bold, 9300 Curve, 9000 Bold and 8520 Curve devices.
CDMA-network phones and the Torch 9800 are currently not compatible with the app.
The app is only available as a preview for now. A fully-tested version will be released to Blackberry App World in the near future.
Click here using your Blackberry web browser to start the installation process.
Spotify is also building a preview version of its mobile app for Linux. Spotify said there are still issues decoding local music on the Linux platform so there isn’t any support for local files. The version is also only available to Spotify Premium and Unlimited customers until they find a way of displaying ads.