Monday, November 23, 2009

Spotify for Symbian launched

Spotify has finally release the mobile client for the Symbian S60 platform, the most popular and widely used smartphone platform. Models supported includes the Nokia E52 (I suspect the E55 is supported but will test it later), E66, E71, E75, N86, 5800XM, N97, Sony Ericsson Satio and Samsung i7110, Omnia HD; and more. A list of supported devices is available here. Listeners would also be able to listen to Spotify whilst e-mailing, surfing social networking sites or even whilst hillwalking thanks to the multi-tasking nature of the OS.

Available to premium subscribers, the client will allow subscribers to stream music, download 3,333 tracks for offline mode and sync playlists with the desktop client. In fact as a premium subscriber, you can have offline playlists on up to three mobile or desktop devices. Premium costs £9.99 a month and allows the subscriber to stream music at a higher bitrate, use the mobile client and download music for offline mode.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I tried Spotify with Nokia E55, but the keyboard does not work correctly. It is possible to input only numbers and some letters in the text fields. Hope that someone has found out a solution here...

Jon said...

Shoot... Thanks for letting us know. I hope they fix this soon. The E55 and E72 are modern devices that ought to be supported.

Anonymous said...

Does this work on the N97 mini??

Jon said...

It works on the N97 Mini, but the keyboard does not work.

It seems that the problem here is Spotify insisting on using their own text input system rather than the default S60 input system. Kinda like with TomTom. Also explains why it does not work on the E55 yet...

sussexboy said...

The E72 isn't supported but can be made to using a simple method. Using the same methodology, you could get it working on the E55.

1. Install E52 version on E55 (or E71 on E72)
2. Install Remote Pro trial (from the creator of Gravity at mobileways.de)
3. From your PC via Remote Pro, enter the account detail and password