It has been a while in coming, but Spotify have finally released a client for the updated Windows Phone 8. The functionality for an offline mode and syncing on mobile data is still in place, but it has been reported that as Spotify had an exception from MS, the codebase hasn’t been updated. Nevertheless, the beta client is said to be a lot faster when resuming and as ever, the live tile will show the album or song currently playing. What hasn’t been implemented is the ability to pin the tile. Still, for a beta client it does sound pretty full-featured for the most part.
As noted on the Windows blog, it’s so new it might take a few more hours before it shows up in search or is available for download where you are. Spotify, which is being released as a beta, instantly increases the size of your music library by millions of tracks, making it easy to discover new songs and artists. You can create your own playlists, or browse and indulge in the ones your friends put together. Going off the grid? The app also lets you download and enjoy your playlists without an Internet connection. Tracks you add to any playlist are also simultaneously available on your phone and PC.” And since you can try it free for the first 30 days, there’s little reason not to give it a whirl for a month.
Windows Phone Store Link – Spotify Beta