For all you Windows Phone users who have been waiting for the right time to jump on the Spotify train, now would be the right time as the music streaming app has just announced that you are now able to enjoy access to millions of songs for free, listen to all your playlists, discover music, or simply sit back and enjoy your favourite artist’s entire back catalogue.

The updated app for Windows Phone users come with features such as:

  • All of the music. Listen to all the playlists you’ve created and playlists from the people you follow. Spotify lets you discover new music, save, shuffle and share.
  • Your favourite artists. Want to listen to a certain artist? Just hit shuffle play, sit back and listen to their entire catalogue. Don’t settle for something similar. Don’t settle for just one track from the artist you want to hear every 20 minutes.
  • Want the right playlist? Just Browse.Going for a jog or to the gym? We’ve got the playlist to help you go the extra mile. Hosting a dinner or getting ready for a big night out? We’ve got you covered. We even have playlists for different moods, so regardless of whether you need an upbeat boost or something more relaxing to wind down to – we’ve got just the thing.

Besides those features, the app also has a series of additional improvements such as better looking search results and browsing the artist you love and discovering related artists is much easier now.

“We’re excited to see Spotify made available for free on Windows Phone,” said Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Corp. “This puts a much-loved listening experience in the hands of Windows Phone fans across the world, and beautifully showcases both our platform and the Spotify service.”

“We’re all about bringing more music to more people,” says Dave Price, Director of Product at Spotify. “Today we’re doing just that by bringing the best free music experience to Windows Phone users across the globe”. 

In other news, Spotify’s interactive artist Kyle McDonald recently built something truly inspiring known as Serendipity. This animated world map shows when two people are listening to the same song at the same time.

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This mesmerising piece of art is true to life and based on real-time data.

In order to show up on Serendipity, two users must start listening to the same song on Spotify within a tenth of a second of each other – basically, at the same time – in different towns, cities, states, nations, times zones, or even hemispheres.

“There are so many ways we’re connected to each other, but sometimes we forget, or we just can’t see it,” said Serendipity creator McDonald. “In person, it’s easy to see the features we share, or when we share stories in online discussions. But we’re also connected in more ephemeral ways, and we can extract these relationships with new tools. Even though listening to music can be a very private experience, I wanted to see how often this experience is shared.”

“I’ve heard estimates that half a million people are in airplanes at any moment, forming a sort of city in the sky,” he continued. “Maybe Serendipity shows a similar sort of never-ending worldwide music festival. I hope that when people watch it they feel something that reminds them of listening to music with friends, and they think about what music can do to connect people.”

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