Spotify Now Available on Some Roku Players (More Coming Soon)By: Josh Wolford - December 20, 2012
Good news, Roku owners: Spotify has just landed on your device, giving the predominately streaming video service one of the top streaming music options around.
“Joining more than 600 video, entertainment and casual game channels already on Roku, the Spotify channel is available today on Roku 2 players as well as the Roku Streaming Stick™ and will be coming soon on the Roku HD and Roku LT players in the U.S. and U.K.,” says Spotify.
According to Spotify, it was one of the most highly requested features.
There is one small catch, however. Spotify says that the streaming service on Roku will only be available to premium subscribers – meaning pay up or this announcement really doesn’t affect you. Bummer for you free Spotify users out there. Spotify recently reported that out of 20 million users, about 5 million were paid subscribers.
This is the second device that Spotify has jumped to in the past few days. Earlier this week, a Spotify app launched on TiVo. Spotify is making a strong push for user accessibility, as the company recently became available on Samsung SmartTVs as well. We also know that Spotify is planning on launching a web player (finally), sometimes in early 2013.