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Spotify hits Australia - is Freemium the future?
Will Aussies listen to ads to pay the piper?
We've known for a while that the Spotify all-you-can-eat streaming music service was coming to Australia, it was just a question of confirming the price. Now we know Spotify Premium will set you back $11.99 per month, for which you get access via your computer and smartphone as well as the amazing Sonos multi-room audio system. The Spotify Premium sound quality goes as high as 320 kbps.
But what's really interesting is that Australians also have free access to the Spotify "Freemium" service which only works on computers. It still grants you access to Spotify's entire library of 15 million tracks, but you're forced to listen to a 15-second ad every now and then. The music quality also drops back to 160 kbps. If you get sick of the ads but don't need mobile and Sonos access, you can pay for the $6.99 p/m Spotify Unlimited service which kills the ads but doesn't boost the sound quality.
Originally posted by diddy1234
just use grooveshark instead.
or if your on a tablet, use your grooveshark account with an app called tinyshark.
free music and you can upload your songs as well. no limit.
I used to use spotify but even the free version will stop you listening to songs after they have been played 50 times.
The mobile app for spotify is crap (at best).