The Android version of Spotify is only suitable for Premium members, but works very well
Spotify for Android is free to download but requires a Spotify Premium account to use.
Once installed tapping on Try for free asked us to log in with our Facebook account, but for most people it will require signing into an existing Spotify account. The small log-in button at the bottom let us sign in using either our Facebook account that's already linked to Spotify or an old Spotify account.
While the desktop version of Spotify allows very limited free music streaming, the Spotify apps do not. Trying to listen to any tracks will cause a message to appear warning that it can't be streamed using the app.
So, provided you have a Spotify Premium account the app is actually rather good. We tested it on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 2.0 and it was noticeable that the app was designed with smartphones in mind. Smaller buttons and blurred graphics looked lost on the larger screen.
It was easy to navigate around. Searching for an artist took us to the artist page where we could swipe between screens to find more information and related artists.
All the features found in the desktop version of Spotify are present in the Android app. The best additional extra was the ability to download playlists so we could listen to them offline; ideal for times when you don't want to go online or can't find an internet connection.
Streaming over 3G was reasonable, although this will depend greatly on coverage. The demands of this app mean that it is best used with a Wifi connection.
Like so many Android apps, Spotify does everything its big brother does and chucks in some handy extra features.
A must for Spotify Premium account holders.
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