Canadian music fans, rejoice! It may have taken nearly six years but streaming music provider Spotify is finally available to all Canucks via mobile devices and desktop computers following an invite-only period that launched this past summer.
In a statement on the matter, Spotify chief content officer Ken Parks said they are launching in the Great White North with a comprehensive catalog featuring the best local music from every genre, region and generation. It's a Spotify that has been tailor made for Canadian music fans, he added.
Spotify offers its app free of charge although you'll need to put up with the occasional ad between tracks. Those wishing to upgrade to Spotify Premium will enjoy an ad-free experience with the ability to download tracks for offline listening. Expect to pay $10 per month for the opportunity.
As those in the US have enjoyed for the past few years, Canadians now have access to more than 20 million songs at up to 320kbps on virtually any device. Do note, however, that 320kbps tracks are only available to paying members.
Spotify was founded in 2006 and launched roughly two years later. As one of the leaders in the streaming music movement, the service is offered in more than 50 different languages and enjoys over 40 million users.