Spotify app updated with new Pandora-like radio feature

By , Jun 19, 2012

Spotify, the popular Swedish music streaming startup, has released an update for its iOS app today that includes a killer new Pandora-like radio feature.

Users will be able to create radio stations based on genre, artists or track-style, and can further customize them via a thumbs up/down ratings system…

The free radio feature has been available on desktops since late last year, but the fact that it’s now available on mobile devices is a huge win for users. Up until now, you essentially had to be a paying customer to use Spotify’s service on the go.

On top of the new radio option, the app also includes a handful of bug fixes. So whether you’re a current subscriber or not, it’s worth checking out.

If you’re interested, you can find Spotify in the App Store¬†for free.

Have you tried Spotify’s radio feature yet? What do you think?

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  • Phill

    Oh, please make it available in Republic of Moldova :((

    • Rudolf Lichtner

      Why don’t you create an US Account? Or a German Account (because it doesn’t require a Credit Card)?

      • Eduardo

        They check the source IP and we (Brazil) also can’t yet use Spotify. Even the App is not available in Brazil App Store.

  • Aaron Janke

    Sweet I use this app every single day and this is one of the few features I can actually remember wishing it had. Now it does and will make it easier to find new music instead of having to search.

  • Gary Traffanstedt

    You say up until now you had to be a paying customer to use this on the go, but I don’t see where that’s changed. Do you not still have to be a premium subscriber to use this service on an iPhone? I pay the $10 per month and am happy to do so as Spotify is both my favorite, and my most used app. I stream at least a few hours of music every day. Love the service and love the new radio feature.

    • Melvco

      No sir, the radio streaming feature is completely free.

      • Ross Ayers

        Maybe it’s free in the US but in Australia it says it’s only available to Premium users.

  • Golden Gate Domains

    I just downloaded it – I have seen it linked from Shazam, but have not really given it much mind – so, I’ll give it a try. :-)

  • Tanoodej Anutarakul

    Sooo…., Spotify is now caught-up with MOG. Made the switch a while back. MOG has more music that I actually listen to, and it has a nice searchable playlists.

  • Simche Apple Konstantinovic

    Actually! I don’t see this feature in my Spotify, and I AM from Sweden… Idk maybe I just did not find the feature :/

  • Jay Miner

    I have been waiting for the radio feature to come to iOS for so long. Now it comes with a bonus, awesome! :)