Spotify, the streaming music app that’s taken Europe by storm over the past year, has had its iPhone app approved by Apple.
There had been doubt it would be approved thanks to Apple’s policy of blocking apps that duplicate native apps (in this case by playing music). The fact the Spotify app may interfere with Apple’s iTunes revenue stream also caused doubt over the app’s future.
Paid Content UK quotes an Apple spokesperson as saying:
“The current status as of right now is it’s been approved and we hope to add the app to the more than 65,000 apps on the app store very soon. We’ve been in constant communication working with the developer and have already notified Spotify that the app will be in the app store very soon.”
We’re big Spotify fans here at The Next Web and we look forward to giving the app, that allows you to not only stream music over your wifi connection but also store music from Spotify’s vast library to play on the go, a thorough testing.
Here’s a video of the app in action:
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