Spotify rumored to improve its free music service for mobile users

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Instead, Bloomberg says, their sources have indicated that the rejiggered service is to make the app easier to use, particularly for mobile users.

The newly public Spotify has a library of more than 35 million tracks. It'll be inching closer to the paid service.

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Spotify's premium version now accounts for less than 50% of its user base, though it is also responsible for 90% of the company's revenue amounting to 4.09 billion euros previous year. Thus far this model has worked well.

Spotify's music subscription provides new users with a thirty-day free trial, with the subsequent monthly fee costing $9.99 (€9.99/£9.99). That's the most of any online music service.

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While we could sit here and argue the merits of streaming services and how it is cutting into the profits of musicians and changing the entire industry for the worse, we'll just skip right past that today and focus on news coming from streaming service Spotify and their paid offering, Spotify Premium. Following up on last year's successful launch of Spotify Premium for Students, you can now add a Hulu subscription to the mix. That service, rumors suggest, will be sold as part of an Apple Music subscription or even ship with iOS. Paying customers get whatever they want, minus the ads.

The labels scored one victory previous year in the latest round of negotiations, convincing Spotify to let artists delay the release of new works on the free service. Mobile users with free plans will be able to access playlists more quickly and have greater control over how they listen to music on playlists.

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As you know, Spotify Premium gives users all of the great content Spotify has to offer, without any of those pesky ads interrupting your six hour session of Call Me Maybe. "Hulu and Spotify are brands that are defining how fans connect with entertainment in the future, and we are excited to expand our partnership to bring this combined package to all existing and new Spotify Premium subscribers". Spotify did not immediately respond for comment on the report.

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