Spotify is launching today for Windows Phone. Like other subscription music services, Spotify gives you on-demand access to millions of songs. But the service, which costs $9.99 a month, also lets you share your music on Facebook, Twitter, and Windows Messenger—and do some other cool things on Windows Phone:
- Browse and play your friends’ Spotify top tracks, artists , and playlists (I was surprised to see how many of my Facebook friends were on Spotify and even more surprising to see what they’re rockin’).
- Pin your playlists as Live Tiles to your Start screen for fast access (something I’ve done numerous times with the Bluetooth stereo connection in my car).
- Play music in the background while running other apps or when your phone is locked.
- Pause, play, or change tracks when your phone is locked with universal controls
You will be able to download the Spotify app from the Marketplace later today. In the interim, check out this video I made showing some of the Windows Phone highlights.