UK Exclusive: First full hands-on with Spotify on iPhone


Then there's the More tab. Not a lot to say about this one, but there are options for help, as well as to sign out and force the offline mode to switch on. As you can see, our view is slightly broken.

Spotify on iphone

Our verdict

Spotify for iPhone is fast over 3G and great to use. We're sure it'll be a winner especially for the offline playlists - providing it gets past the Apple police. We would like an artist search tab though, and better buffering over Edge would be a huge bonus.

Remember that while the app will be free, you'll need a Premium Spotify account to use it. And that'll cost you £10 per month or £120 a year.

£10 a month doesn't seem too bad, but most of us already pay a lot of cash for entertainment each month. £50 for Sky, £35 for your mobile, DVD sub and more. Is the extra cost justifiable when we all already have libraries full of music anyway?

it'll be interesting to see if Spotify does offer some kind of access for those without Premium accounts. Certainly, the app enabled us to log in with a free account and was fine with it, though this is one of the things that will almost certainly change by the time the app hits the App Store.

The Spotify iPhone app certainly has have the potential to be a game changer, even if our gut feeling is that the usual Apple restriction - no multitasking - does restrict it so much that it's simply not convienient for many situations when you want to listen to music while doing something else with your iPhone.

Spotify is also developing other mobile versions, and it has also already previewed a version for Android.