Spotify crosses the Atlantic

Spotify, the digital music service already popular in Europe, launched in the United States yesterday.

The service lets users listen to songs on computers and mobile devices. It offers access to more than 15 million songs and gives users the ability to add digital music files that they already own. It also allows users to create online profiles of their music preferences, favourite artists and playlists, which can then be shared with other Spotify users.

As in Europe, the Swedish company is offering a free, ad-supported version, as well as subscription plans that do not include ads.