Spotify Is Now Available on TiVo, Joins Pandora & RhapsodyBy: Josh Wolford - December 18, 2012
Spotify is continuing to expand its availability across different devices, as the company has announced that it is now available on TiVo Premiere boxes in the U.S.
All you have to do is sign-in directly on you TV with your existing Spotify Premium (the one that costs $9.99 a month) account. Once logged-in, you’ll have the ability to stream over 20 million songs, access your playlists, search for new music, and check out recommendations in the “what’s new” section.
While the TiVo Spotify app is by no means feature-complete, it’s not barebones either. Your basic Spotify functionality is available at launch.
“Integrating Spotify with the TiVo interface brings a more seamless user experience to Spotify fans, and introduces TiVo fans to a new way to listen to millions of songs for free,” said Pascal de Mul, Global Head of Hardware partnerships, Spotify. “Through this, users will be able to stream their playlists through their TiVo and home theater sound system and share their music with friends.”
Spotify isn’t the first streaming service to join the TiVo lineup. TiVo already boats Pandora and Rhapsody. Spotify, with 5 million global paid subscriptions, is now focusing on accessibility. Apart from getting into device like TiVo and Samsung SmartTVs, Spotify is finally slated to release a web player next year.