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This article was published on June 19, 2012


Spotify rolls out mobile radio on iOS, Android version to launch in coming weeks

Spotify rolls out mobile radio on iOS, Android version to launch in coming weeks
Paul Sawers
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Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

Music-streaming service Spotify is rolling out a key new update to its iOS app today, enabling users to create and access their Spotify radio stations on the move.

Radio is one of Spotify’s earliest and most popular features. Back in December we reported that the radio function had been given a huge makeover on the desktop version. But now premium subscribers will be able to tap mobile radio on the move, as requested by the community.

The new radio feature for iOS will let users create stations based on any artist, album or playlist, letting Spotify suggest more music based on what you initially selected. You’ll also be able to store the songs you particularly like by giving it a ‘thumbs up’, saving it to a ‘Liked from Radio’ playlist.

To access the new Radio feature on your iOS device, you simply have to download the updated app which will be going live in your region at some point today. Oh, and Android users – fret not, you’ll be getting the new feature in the coming weeks.

Interestingly, however, if you’re in the US, Spotify will be offering the feature in a standalone free version which includes mobile radio. This is a result of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) licensing laws, though we’re told that the company hopes to roll out a free version that includes the mobile radio service in other countries “over time”.

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