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 Last.fm 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.
- Last.fm 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