Spotify for iPhone v0.4 approved for App Store

After news that Spotify are looking to launch their streaming music service in the US come Q3 2010, we'd wager there are a few more people interested in the company's freshly updated – and Apple approved – iPhone application.  Announced a couple of weeks back, the new Spotify v0.4 – which adds scrobbling, easier "starred" favorites and several other features – has now found its way into the App Store.

The Spotify app itself is a free download, but you'll need a Premium account with the service in order to actually use it.  That costs £9.99 ($15) per month in the UK, for instance (and also gets you higher bit-rate tracks and no adverts on the desktop client, among other things).  Full changelist for the iPhone app below.

  • scrobbling.
  • The ability to open and play Spotify links e.g. straight from your Facebook app or browser.
  • Save time and space by using tracks already stored on your iPod in your playlists – there's no need to sync those track anymore.
  • Save and find your favourite tracks and albums with the Starred playlist and Star buttons (also coming to the desktop version soon!).
  • Support for listening at 96 kb/s for more efficient streaming on slow connections.
  • Spotify remembers when you were when you quit and starts up at the same location.
  • The ability to sync your purchased Spotify tracks over Wifi.
  • A new look for albums and playlists.
  • The ability to set playlist as collaborative or not.
  • The ability to search in playlists.
  • The ability to create a new playlist from the Add to Playlist view.
  • Playlists named "-" show up as separators.
  • Album reviews added to album view.
  • Volume slider uses system volume.
  • Volume normalization option added