Originally posted by WikipediaSpotify is a proprietary peer-to-peer music streaming service with desktop applications available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X; the Windows version can also be used under Linux with Wine. Developed by Swedish startup "Spotify AB", the software allows unlimited streaming of selected music from a multitude of major and independent record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal with virtually no buffering delay. Music can also be imported from either iTunes or directly from local files. An ad-supported version of the software is free to download in Sweden, Spain, Norway, Finland, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.; for a monthly fee, users can upgrade to a "Premium" account, which offers higher bitrate streams, offline access to music and use of Spotify on mobile devices running iPhone OS, Android or Symbian. Currently only consumers with a credit cards issued in one of the launch countries can activate a Premium account. Also available is a "Day Pass", which gives limited Premium features for 24 hours. Music can be browsed by artist, album, record label or playlist as well as by direct searches, and a link allows the listener to purchase selected material via partner retailers. Launched in October 2008, Spotify has approximately seven million users as of May 19th, 2010; about 250,000 of these are paying members
The temptation for a single one month Premium account was too big so I bought one. Installed the app on my mobile and really..it is quite stunning to have access to loads of music, almost all music through 3G or wifi. All albums of U2 are there and at home, with wifi, the streaming is flawless and fast. 3G has some lag though.
With a simple cable, I can use my stereo-set as boxes for my phone. So basically, I have a sort of Jukebox here with all music on it. Love it.