I don’t know if you’ve heard of Spotify but if you consider yourself a techie, a geek, or whatever name you want to call it, then you probably have at least got wind of this new service. Spotify seems to be a promising music service – it offers FREE music streaming anywhere in the UK. More than being free, Spotify is now accepting sign ups without the need for invites! This could very well be your ticket to endless hours of music without having to spend a single penny!
So what’s the catch? (I know that you were thinking of that once you spotted the word FREE up there…) Well, for the free service, you have to endure the occasional ad. If you are that particular about your listening experience and you do not want to be interrupted even for a minute or less, then you might want to sign up for the premium service, which gets rid of the ads. The premium service will cost you €9.99 a month, which is actually not that bad. Personally, though, I think I would not mind enduring an ad here and there and NOT spend anything.
Another thing, the official Spotify blog has announced that while they are accepting sign ups without invites, they will have to see how the service grows. The team has stated:
However, we want to make sure that everyone who uses Spotify gets the same fast, uninterrupted experience so providing a stable service is our priority. If growth happens too fast and it starts affecting quality we may have to re-instate the invitation system, hopefully this won’t happen.
Sounds reasonable to me. After all, it is FREE. So why not check this out? They are accepting registrations in the Spotify web site.