When Spotify announced that they had submitted their iPhone app to Apple for approval more than 3 weeks back, we had asked the question: Will Apple Approve Streaming Music Service Spotify's iPhone App?
We felt Apple might reject the iPhone app as it was competition to iTunes music store but Apple has proved us wrong as PaidContent has just reported that Apple has approved Spotify’s iPhone app.
Streaming Music Service Spotify already has a desktop client and currently available in Europe where it is hugely popular. They are planning to release their desktop version to users in US sometime soon.
The streaming music service is free but you can upgrade to Spotify's ad-free premium service for $14, which also gives you access to their mobile apps including the iPhone app that has been submitted to Apple for approval.
Apple spokesperson has told PaidCOntent:
“The current status as of right now is it’s been approved and we hope to add the app to the more than 65,000 apps on the app store very soon. We’ve been in constant communication working with the developer and have already notified Spotify that the app will be in the app store very soon.”
Spotify’s iPhone app will bring more than 6 million songs on-demand, giving users the ability to create and save ordered playlists of songs.
One of the killer features of Spotify’s iPhone app will be its ability to allow users to save their favorite songs offline so they can play them even when you're not connected to the internet.
However, like other third party iPhone apps, Spotify's iPhone app will not be able to run in the background, which will be a major drawback for a music streaming service. (iPhone users who have jailbroken their iPhone can use Backgrounder to run it in the background.)
You can checkout the demo video of the iPhone app below to get an idea: