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UPDATE: We just loaded up Spotify for Windows Phone on a HTC Radar. We’ve got pictures in the gallery, and impressions after the jump!

Spotify’s much-anticipated Windows Phone app has finally landed this morning. The new Microsoft add-on packs in the same streaming smarts associated with the Swedish music fanatics’ iOS, Android and BlackBerry apps and means every major smartphone platform is now catered for by Spotify. But for the Big M, it spells the end for its Zune Pass Subscription service.

Those packing a Windows Phone can now stream tunes over 3G and sync offline playlists for listening without a Wi-Fi or mobile connection, as well as have all tracks and playlists show up immediately on a Windows Phone handset when they add new them on their PC.

The design looks whip smart too and certainly makes the somewhat tired Spotify iOS app look dated by comparison. There is, of course, one major snag: you need a £9.99 per month premium account to get the app working. That’s a quid more than Microsoft’s own Zune Music Pass, but let’s face it, that service lacks any of the integrated savviness you find with Spotify’s mobile offerings.

We’ve just given it a whirl on the Mango powered Radar, and it’s sensational: cover art works well with the Metro UI, you can tweet playlists from the app if you’re so inclined, and track controls work from the lockscreen as you’d expect. In other words, if you’re a Spotify fan and a Windows Phone owner, it’s a no brainer.

Check out this handy walkthrough from Slashgear

Have you already downloaded Spotify for Windows Phone? Make sure you tell us all about it down below in the comments.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think anyone is using Windows Mobile 7..

    The only people doing so are those that got given handsets by Microsoft for “review” (AKA Bribe)

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think anyone is using Windows Mobile 7..

    The only people doing so are those that got given handsets by Microsoft for “review” (AKA Bribe)

    • Worcestergeary

      ur an idiot..

      • Anonymous

        At least I can spell you’re…..

        Sent from my Sony Ericsson LT18

  • http://twitter.com/travelsko travelsko

    Americans suing Asians because they are doing well. The future does not look good for American tech companies.
    Microsoft is suing every asian company

  • http://twitter.com/travelsko travelsko

    Nobody wants wp7

    • http://twitter.com/rojoscleanauto Rodney E. Jones

      when you tested a WP device what did you not like about it?

      • http://www.facebook.com/derrick.terrell2 Derrick Terrell

        Good Question Rodney!! What exactly was it that makes you say this travelsko? Is it that its a Miscrosoft based operating system or is there a better preference of phone? Please do share?

  • Rj

    @ MR Jelly

    Yeah, but it’s clear that you don’t know about the user base when you don’t even know what the product is called. And, yes you are right, nobody is using Windows Mobile 7 idiot! The OS refered to in the article is WP7.5 dumb a$$! Go Away.

    Anyways, I think that Zune is still relavent because Spotify, while free, just doesnt have the level music and performance that Zune Has. Now I’m not sure about the paid versions of Spotify. Are they better than Zune? Also the Spotify app doesn’t work quite as fluently as the native Zune player. It starts and stops while moving around the phone and it has problems working with the lock screen. Of course, this can be fixed with updates.

    • Anonymous

      All fair points Rj! I prefer it just because Spotify works across so many things. My phone, my laptop, and best of all my Sonos system. To have the same playlists etc across all of them instantly is a thing of beauty. What WP7 device are you using? I’ve not seen any lock screen troubles yet.

      • http://twitter.com/rojoscleanauto Rodney E. Jones

        I have the Samsung Focus. I would have problems with it stopping playback when I unlocked the lock screen. It does have some good functionality that Zune sure could use, like the instant syncing.

    • Anonymous

      All fair points Rj! I prefer it just because Spotify works across so many things. My phone, my laptop, and best of all my Sonos system. To have the same playlists etc across all of them instantly is a thing of beauty. What WP7 device are you using? I’ve not seen any lock screen troubles yet.

  • Corinthian Doom

    Zune ftw.

  • http://tomoe.bandcamp.com Tomoé

    Zune Music Pass is still a pound cheaper a month, and it’s laid out much more nicely than Spotify, which has an ugly cluttered playlist style interface. This means that if you download loads of albums, you’ll quickly have a skyscraper height list of playlists not organised by artist or album or anything.

    The only advantage to Spotify is that it works on non-Microsoft platforms.

    • Anonymous

      Quite a big plus though, I’d argue.

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