Spotify Now Playing on Symbian Handsets

Our readers in Europe will be happy to hear this news — Spotify’s music streaming service is now supported on Symbian handsets from Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Samsung, TechRadar reports. The mobile client joins Apple’s iPhone/iPod Touch  as well as Google Android devices in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the United Kingdom, France and Spain. The entire list of supported devices is right here, and it’s interesting that a few of them include support for Nokia’s own “Comes With Music” service. That’s what I like to see — no restrictions on competing apps; let the best software or service win.

For those not familiar with Spotify — the software works on Mac or Windows machines and offers streaming music from a library of over 6 million tracks. There is a monthly fee for Spotify Premium, which is required for mobile streaming to a handset. Offline song caching is supported on many handsets, so a constant connection isn’t necessarily required. The company has announced plans to launch in the U.S. either late this year or early next year.

Can any of our European readers chime in on Spotify’s service? I loved my $14.99 monthly Zune Pass subscription, so I’d be very interested in a similar, cross-platform service that works on multiple handsets.

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