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Spotify offers ad-free, unlimited premium service free for 30 days

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 1:10pm

On-demand music service Spotify's will now let you try their premium plan for 30 days for free.

Spotify does have a free, ad-supported version of its service. But for subscribers, the music is ad-free and can stream to most major mobile devices (Apple, Android, Symbian, and Windows).Spotify artist radio

Just last week Spotify announced it had re-tooled its customizable Internet radio feature (RAIN coverage here), now allowing listeners to create radio streams based on favorite artists, songs or genres (a la Pandora). Read Sean Ross' "First Listen" to Spotify Radio (in which he protests that he's really not a big Nickelback fan) here.

Spotify's move may be a reaction to new on-demand startup Rara.com, which this week launched an unlimited access service boasting 10 million tracks and mobile access with a $2/month introductory price for ad-free listening (more here). 

Keep in mind that if you do decide to take Spotify up on their offer, you'll need to give them a credit card number. If you sign up, you're on the hook for regular automatic recurring payments if you don't cancel before the 30-day trial is up. You also need to register with your Facebook account.

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