It is a rather strange thing that the Spotify for Windows Phone 7 app is not available for Windows Phone 8, and itsÂ absenceÂ has been rather irksome, but it seems that situation is soon set to change, with Brendan Arndt, who claims to be the Device Portfolio Manager for Three UK, saying:
“I have it on good authority Spotify for WP8 is about to go live…”
He then goes on to clarify that it “Apparently (has) been submitted for approval”, presumably to the Windows Phone Store.
Approval has been rather fast recently, with a developer recently claiming a Â 2 hour turn around period between submission and approval, so we can hold out some hope to see the app hit marketplace even this weekend, providing there are no snags of course.
The app will however find a slightly differentÂ environmentÂ on its return to the Windows Phone Store, with two new streaming music services also now being available to Windows Phone users.
The closest competition for Spotify is Xbox Music, which for a similar fee will also allow streaming music to one’s phone for a fee and free streaming to the Windows 8 desktop and Xbox, with the promise of further cross-platform support in the future.
At the other end is Nokia Music +, which offers unlimited streaming of radio-like channels, both on and off-line for around $3.99.
Are our readers still pinning for Spotify, or have you tried these alternate services and left satisfied? Let us know below.