Music streaming service Spotify eyes Apple's iPhone

Jul 27, 2009
A man displays one of the best-selling iPhons. Spotify has asked US technology giant Apple for its software to be made available on its iPhone, the Swedish music streaming service said on Monday.

Spotify has asked US technology giant Apple for its software to be made available on its best-selling iPhone, the Swedish music streaming service said on Monday.

"The demo (application) is currently under evaluation ... so there is no specific launch date for it yet," Spotify's Annina Svensson told AFP.

"We are very confident. We have top level contacts at directly and we are still talking to them," she added.

If Spotify does become available on the , users will be able to save up to 3,000 songs to their handsets.

fans would then be able to listen to their favourite tunes even in areas with poor reception.

In a statement on its website, the company said its iPhone application "should be available in a few weeks."

"It would be fantastic for our users to have a real on-demand service on the iPhone that is easy to use, economic and very fast," Svensson said.

The service, which first launched last year, is seen as a potential rival to iTunes because of its huge, free library of millions of songs.

Spotify is currently only available in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Britain, France and Spain.

Music fans can sign up for the company's ad-supported free service or a premium service with no commercials that costs 9.99 euros a month.

Svensson said the planned iPhone application would only be available to Spotify's premium customers if approved.

(c) 2009 AFP

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