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I got an email last night that notified me that Android users could now play FREE radio from Spotify. iPhone users had received this option about a month ago, and both applications provide the same functionalities. Previously, only paying subscribers could get any mobile access to Spotify.
Some of the things that Spotify boasts for the new Android Spotify radio include:
*Totally new app with full support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
*All-new slide-out navigation
*"Extreme" sound quality setting for 320kbps listening
Spotify users can create radio stations based on songs, artists, albums, or playlists (similar to Pandora Radio). A feature for Spotify that is also found on Pandora Radio is the thumbs up or down rating. All users, paying or non-paying, will have access to this free radio feature. Of course, premium subscribers get to avoid listening to ads while nonpaying subscribers have to deal with ads between song breaks.
I will be back to review how my new Spotify mobile app is treating me on my Android!