Spotify announces major upgrade to mobile app, will give free more music

Spotify announces new free version of its mobile app

With that said, there is also a playlist creator tool in the forthcoming Spotify app which will provide recommendations as you add songs to a playlist. There are now 90 million users using the free tier of Spotify's mobile app, and they're hoping that these added improvements will continue to drive up subscription rates.

Additionally, Spotify said that the app would now assist users in creating their own playlists by recommending songs similar to those they've already added.

As a boon to data-strapped local users, there'll be a new data-saver option which lowers the bitrate even further, allowing you to listen to more, for less. It will also impact the battery less.

In 2014, Spotify introduced its free tier to mobile, letting users listen to their playlists on shuffle with ads.

"The better our free experience is, the better the chance that our free users will become Spotify premium users", Spotify Technology (SPOT) Chief R&D Officer Gustav Söderström explained at an event at the Gramercy Theatre, which tomorrow night will host cello rockers Rasputina.

Some 90 million people now use the free tier worldwide, while 71 million pay for its subscription service.

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The free tier has traditionally only let users shuffle between songs, without the ability to play specific tracks. Instead, Spotify will know what genre you listen to and play artists its algorithms think you might like.

Spotify's new free tier experience feels like it gained some premium features.

The advertising-backed service - known in the industry as "freemium" - was long controversial among artists and labels who said it amounted to giving away music for free.

The move is part of an effort to attract more paying subscribers. The streaming music giant announced Tuesday that it will be releasing several new capabilities for its free music tier that will be launching for iOS and Android over the coming weeks. The company also recently redesigned its app, so now, free users can enjoy a new visual look and on-demand playlists. Do you use the free tier or are you a subscriber?

Spotify went public on April 3 via a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Unlimited data users who aren't anxious about data caps can just not use it to make sure Spotify isn't caching song data on their devices.

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