After nearly five months of beta testing, the final version of Spotify is available for Windows Phone 8. Joe Belfiore, the corporate vice president and manager for Windows Phone Program Management has announced the arrival of the final version on Twitter. The release brings various new features that include support for more languages, track scrubbing and improvements in offline playlist.

Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming service in the world. It was founded in Sweden in 2006, now has over 24 million active users per month and over 6 million subscribers. Now Windows Phone 8 users can enjoy 30 days of free Spotify premium service, and can continue the service further by subscribing for $9.99 per month.

Screenshots: Spotify for Windows Phone 8; Credit: Windows Phone Store
Screenshots: Spotify for Windows Phone 8; Credit: Windows Phone Store

Spotify for Windows Phone 8 now supports 19 languages and improves offline playlists — allowing  to play music even without an internet connection (for premium subscribers only). The playlists can be synchronized on all devices associated with the same account and shared tracks with friends. The final release also supports the track scrubbing which was absent in the beta release. Now you can forward or jump at a precise point of the song by just dragging your finger on the cursor displayed during playback.

The app seems “faster and more responsive to commands from the previous beta version” from the first comments posted on the Windows Phone Store. If you haven’t tried the final version of Spotify on your Windows Phone 8 device, download it from Windows Phone 8 store now and share your experience in the comment section.


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