Microsoft has announced that popular music streaming service Spotify will be available on both its Windows 6 and Windows 7 mobile platforms as the firm looks to reposition itself in the highly competitive mobile space.
Spotify has been available on Android, iPhone and Symbian devices for some time and Microsoft's move suggests a push by the company to offer its more business-oriented users a chance to take advantage of a popular consumer application.
Spotify account holders who are registered for a premium account at £9.99 a month will be able to use the application on their Windows device to stream music, sync songs between the device and computers, and manage play lists on-the-go.
Writing in a blog posting, global community manager Andres Sehr detailed other functions available on the application, including the ability to stream either via Wi-Fi, 2.5G and 3G connections, and the ability to wirelessly sync local files to devices.
"Windows Phone users can download the new app directly by visiting m.spotify.com, and it will also be available for download on Windows Marketplace for mobile shortly," he added.
At first, only users in seven European nations will have access to the app. These are the UK, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain, France and the Netherlands.
Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer will no doubt be hoping the addition of the popular application to both Windows 6 and the hotly-anticipated Windows 7 platform can help the firm recover market share in the mobile sector.
Last week it was revealed Ballmer missed out on half his potential bonus, a cool $670,000, due to the firm's failings in this space, which can't have been music to his ears.
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