Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011

Spotify Came to America

Sure, you fancy European types have had Spotify for years, but we in the U.S. had to live a dull, meaningless musical existence without the online streaming service. That is, until this past July, when Spotify finally arrived stateside. Instead of selling individual tracks or albums the way iTunes does, the U.K.-based company offers three different types of monthly subscriptions (including one that's free but requires you to listen to ads) that grant users access to hundreds of thousands of songs. But here's the really fun part: you can make playlists, then connect with your friends via Facebook and share your music. TIME even has its own account, with a playlist of tracks that appear on our list of 100 All-TIME Songs. Pretty cool, huh?