For music lovers, owning a Kindle Fire just became a whole lot sweeter with the addition of support for the vastly popular music-streaming service, Spotify. The service has graced iOS and Android for a while now, but has quickly started to show its virtual face in a wider range of devices including televisions and media players.
Previously, those with a bit of technical skills managed to still get their musical groove on by side-loading the app onto their beloved Amazon tablets, but it’s great to finally have an official way to enjoy all that Spotify has to offer. With the overall popularity of the Amazon Store and the Kindle Fire, this announcement is welcomed, if not particularly surprising.
Like the Spotify for Android app through Google Play, the new Amazon market app includes free streaming radio, social features and high quality 320kpbs streams. For those who don’t know much about Spotify, the service requires a subscription of $9.99, in the U.S. at least, in order to use the vast majority of its features – this includes offline playback of your music library on devices running Android 2.3 or higher, among other great features.
For those that don’t want to pay the costs of a subscription, the app recently added full support for streaming mobile radio even for U.S.-only non-subscribers, as long as you are willing to put up with a few commercial breaks now and again. You can get your hands on the Kindle Fire app for free through the Amazon App Store.