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Virgin Media agree partnership with Spotify music service
Wednesday 06 July 2011 12:33:58 by John Hunt

Virgin Media have announced a partnership with Spotify to bring the music streaming service to its customers across multiple platforms. Virgin customers will be able to access the service through their computers, through mobile phones, or through their TV if powered by Virgin's TiVo service.

"We are delighted to have united the Virgin Media brand with the world’s best music service. Spotify will help our customers to fill their world with music, whether it’s at home or on the go, and provide a unique way to get even more out of Virgin Media’s leading digital services.

Jon James, (Director of Broadband) Virgin Media

Full product details haven't been released in this announcement, but the company plan to launch in the coming months, making spotify available to both new and existing customers with a range of Special Offers. This will include Spotify Unlimited, which offers unlimited access, ad-free, to the Spotify music library, and Spotify Premium, which allows use whilst on the move through mobile devices. No details of how much people will need to pay are available.

The pricing of Spotify Unlimited and Spotify Premium are £4.99 and £9.99 respectively when purchased direct, so Virgin will need some keen discounts if they are to entice users who do not already pay for the service, particularly if they are looking to get onboard some of the users who currently use illegal file sharing for acquiring music.

Comments

Posted by kamelion over 5 years ago
Spotify is dead. They screwed their loyal subscribers and are now looking to form contracts through ISPs Sorry VM but you had the chance when the service was good now you are just looking for a partner in order not to be regulated
Posted by Timalay over 5 years ago
I'm sorry but Spotify free wasn't sustainable, also the american record labels that made them go this way, so they could lauch over there.
Posted by Timalay over 5 years ago
Also how can you be a subscriber if your not paying for it.
Posted by ElBobbo over 5 years ago
What evidence do you have that Spotify free wasn't sustainable, other than when the music companies bought up Spotify they stopped it? It's not really proof, is it.
Posted by otester over 5 years ago
Spotify is inferior to torrent/usenet.
Posted by mabibby over 5 years ago
Good partnership..

I think like it or not... in the next decade all digital media will be provided in this sort of business model.

Bit like a Television license, but a media license... it'll get there.
Posted by Guest_Again over 5 years ago
It's all about the profits, NOT the users.

Remember ICQ saying that they'd ALWAYS BE FREE -Bull.

It's all about the greed now.

End their reign NOW.
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