It has taken a very long time, but finally Spotify is being launched in the US. Spotify has been available for a number of years in various countries around Europe and now it has finally made the trip across the pond and arrived in the US.
Spotify is a free ad supported music streaming service. You can listen to any track you like, on demand but will have to put up with audio ads every few songs. There are also banner ads that you will have to contend with in the desktop software.
You can also sign up to Spotify via premium or unlimited plans. This will remove all of the ads and give you constant interruption free music. The premium plan offers you this ad free service for a fee of $5 per month. The Unlimited offer allows you to add offline storage of the tracks and will cost $10 per month.
Most people are currently commenting how the prices are unfair on European users as they pay far more. When we contacted them for comment Spotify said "We choose to have our pricing structure similar (9.99USD, 9.99 EUR, 9.99 GBP, etc) because it is less complex, more familiar and easier to understand. This results in price changes for different countries."
When prompted for a reduction of our own Spotify account to make it easier we were declined with no given reason. It appears Spotify value US customers much more.