Spotify overhauls Windows Phone app; still no free streaming

Spotify has finally released its overhauled Windows Phone app, introducing several new features that bring it closer to parity with its iOS and Android counterparts. The Windows Phone app still lacks the Spotify Free option found on rival platforms, however.

First announced in February, the overhauled Windows Phone app comes with a new design as well as two new features: Browse and Discover. The former feature allows users to browse through collections curated by Spotify, while the latter provides personalized recommendations. In addition to the new features, the updated app also brings Spotify's Radio mode to Windows Phone, which plays artist- or genre-based stations, similar to Pandora.

While Spotify's February announcement said the company's free service would be coming to Windows Phone, this update doesn't provide such functionality. A blog post announcing today's update doesn't even note the feature, which the February post said would also be coming "this spring."

The updated Spotify app is available for download immediately via the Windows Phone Store.

Source: Spotify | Image via Spotify

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