Spotify launches iTunes rival

Spotify is rolling out a new version of its desktop and mobile application for all of its users, including the ad-supported “free” users, which will synchronise tracks from their computer to iPods, iPhones and Android phones.

It is also introducing its own music store, which will allow users to buy “bundles” to pay for MP3-encoded songs from the catalogue, in which buying a bigger bundle effectively gives a discount on the songs. Thus a “bundle” of 10 tracks costs £7.99 (€9), effectively costing 80p each, while a bundle of 100 costs £50.

The company says the synchronisation – which also works over Wi-Fi, something iTunes doesn’t do – has been the top most requested feature from its users for a considerable time.

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