Spotify has brought its streaming Radio service to Windows Phone, updating the app to support automagical playlist creation based on a seed song or artist. The feature, which is already been available on iOS and Android, debuts alongside a new UI for the app, which is a free download.
In the process it directly takes on Nokia MixRadio, which is available on the Lumia range of Windows Phones which Microsoft now owns.
Like MixRadio, Spotify Radio takes a starting artist, track, or album selected by the listener, and then creates a dynamic playlist of similar or themed music from there. There's also the Browse and Discover sections, also already present in the Android and iOS apps, to help with music discovery.
The update had been promised back in February.
In Browse, for instance, there are preconfigured playlists to suit different events and activities, such as exercise. It's also where Spotify organizes new releases and lists popular tracks.
Over in Discover, meanwhile, personalized recommendations are built up from social network shaping and curated lists from artists and music industry experts.
There's a free trial of the mobile features for 30 days, but after that you'll need a Spotify Premium subscription for full access to the catalog.
SOURCE Windows Phone Market