Spotify, a Sweden-based music streaming service, announced on Wednesday, that it now offers its free music service on smartphones and tablets.
Smartphone users will have access to the free service and will also be able to assemble custom playlists on their phones. However, these playlists can only be played on random and smartphone users can’t choose which tracks to listen to from the list. Tablet users will have full access to the free service and will be able to choose which tracks they want to listen to from their custom playlists. The Spotify app is currently avaialbe to users of Apple’s (AAPL) iOS devices and devices that run on Google’s (GOOG) Android operating system, reports RTT News.
Spotify’s move to free music on mobile devices doesn’t mean that its completely ditching subscriptions.
“The challenge is to get the entire planet on a path to eventually subscribe and pay something for music,” Ken Parks, Spotify’s chief content officer, told CNET. “But the first task is to get them on the conveyor belt to paid consumption.”