Spotify opens up free radio to all Android users

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably refrained from installing Spotify on your Android device because, unless you’re paying for a premium plan, the Android app was pretty useless. Well, now you can throw all that out the window, as Spotify has opened up free, unlimited radio to all Android users, just like it already has on its iOS app.

Because of this, I’ve finally made the jump and installed it on my HTC EVO 4G LTE, and I have to admit that this very well might take the place that Pandora has held faithfully since my T-Mobile myTouch 3G days. Simply put, the free radio is awesome – I’ve been streaming it all morning, haven’t heard a single ad, and have unlimited skips. I can even enable cross-fading between tracks. In other words, it’s putting Pandora to shame.

Also, since is the first time I’ve actually installed Spotify on my phone, I’m getting a free 48-hour trial to Spotify premium. This upgrade lets me sync playlists across all devices, download music for offline listening (an important feature for anyone on the spotty Sprint network), and play any song I want across Spotify’s entire library.

But that’s not what this is really about – Spotify’s free radio is what I’m talking about here. And even if you don’t plan on paying to use any of Spotify’s other services, this in and of itself makes this well worth the download.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.