At long last, after months of rumor and innuendo, Spotify is finally coming to the US. The music streaming service has been a huge hit in Europe for the last few years, but US audiences have had to make do with services like Pandora and Rdio. Well, it looks like the licensing deals are in place, and you can sign up for an invite right now.
It is unclear just how long you’re going to be waiting on that invite, though. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek did not give any specific timetable for getting Spotify rolled out. Spotify has relied on a freemium model in Europe. Users are able to stream free music with ads on computers, but can pay for ad-free streams on PCs as well as mobile devices.
Spotify is likely going to come at the US market hard and fast, having just competed a $100 million round of funding. We can only hope that means the free music streams will be ours soon. You can sign up for an invite right here. Are you still excited for Spotify, or are the existing alternatives good enough?