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! :)