It’s official. Spotify — that wonderful streaming music service that operates like the most fully packed iTunes library in the world — is finally coming to the United States.
Using $100 million in funding that the European company recently acquired, Spotify will fund a U.S. launch that has all the signs of being imminent: for example, Spofify is now taking email addresses for people interested in beta signups.
The timing is interesting. Facebook is scheduled to announce a new project later today. Rumors currently point to that project being Project Spartan, Facebook’s would-be App Store killer, but Spotify integration with Facebook has also been strongly tipped. Could Facebook’s big announcement slated for later today be Spotify support?
Either way, Spotify can’t launch in America soon enough. Although Rdio has been a good domestic alternative, Spotify has the best apps in their business, and the iOS app is particularly slick.
Will you sign up for Spotify when it launches?