Spotify, the subscription social music service, released an app for Windows Phone this week. The Windows Phone version has a few features surrounding playlists that Microsoft says sets it apart from Spotify for other mobile platforms. Spotify for Windows Phone can create playlists on the phone itself, play friends’ playlists and share playlists via Facebook, Twitter and Windows Messenger. One unique and useful feature is the ability to pin a Spotify playlist as a Live Tile on Windows Phone’s Start screen.

Spotify launches for Windows Phone TODAY

While Spotify can be used for free on a desktop (with commercial interruptions), mobile access requires a $9.99 per month subscription level.

Although Microsoft announced that the Spotify app was available starting yesterday, you, like me, may not be able to see it in the Windows Phone Marketplace yet due to the time it takes to become available on the server that handles your account.


Video source: Microsoft