Technology Spotify brings on-demand listening to its free mobile app

19:26  24 april  2018
19:26  24 april  2018 Source:

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Spotify is testing a new feature called Jump In that would let its free mobile users get on - demand features in certain playlist, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation. Spotify would roll back its shuffle-only mandate on the free tier — at least partially

Spotify released an update to its iOS(s aapl) apps on Wednesday, bringing free shuffle music streaming to mobile users without a monthly subscription. You can pick any song or any album and listen to it on demand , albeit with ads.

  Spotify brings on-demand listening to its free mobile app © Provided by Engadget Spotify's free tier is now decidedly more useful when you're on the move. The streaming music service has unveiled a new free version of its mobile app that no longer forces you to shuffle tunes -- you can listen to songs on-demand so long as they appear on one of your 15 personalized discovery playlists, such as the Daily Mix or Release Radar. That's roughly 750 songs (about 40 hours of music), but it beats having Spotify take charge of the track order every time you push play. Accordingly, you'll now get song recommendations based on user-made playlists.

That music should consume less of your precious bandwidth, too. Spotify now has a low data mode that cuts usage by as much as 75 percent, which could make all the difference if you're on a slower connection or a capped plan.

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To get the complete Rdio service, which includes on - demand listening of tracks and offline song storage In its basic abilities, Rdio’s free radio service is similar to one offered by Spotify , which If bringing free radio to its beautifully designed mobile apps draws users by the millions, Becherer

Listening to Daft Punk for free in the revamped Spotify Android tablet app . The end goal for Spotify is to maintain a mobile on - demand experience for Premium subscribers. Led Zeppelin!

The updated free service is rolling out worldwide.

It may seem odd for Spotify to push the free tier mere days after it became a public company, and after a long period of limiting free access to assuage labels. Wouldn't it want to focus all its attention on paid users? However, Spotify has previously stated that as many as 60 percent of its Premium subscribers were initially free customers -- that no-cost option is still its best chance at pitching you on the service. In theory, you're more likely to start paying if the free tier is more representative of what you'll actually get when you subscribe.

And Spotify has a strong motivation to bring more customers into the fold. Growth rate estimates suggest that Apple Music could catch up to Spotify's paid tier by the summer despite launching years later without any free access beyond a standard trial period. Free service is Spotify's ace in the hole, and it's bound to exploit that in a bid to maintain its lead.

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