After years of what has seemed like endless haranguing with the record labels, Spotify has launched in the United States. It’s invite only for now, but there’s a way to jump to the head of the queue and start using Spotify today, no invite required!
How? While Spotify’s invite page puts most prominence on signing up for an invite, if you’re willing to subscribe site unseen, you can get started on Spotify within minutes.
So got 5 bucks to spare? That’s enough to get into the invite early, and if you don’t like it, you can always cancel and go back to Spotify’s free service. If you want to test out Spotify’s excellent iOS app, though, be warned: you’ll need to commit to $10 a month.
Is it worth it? If you’re already using a similar service like Rdio, it’s hard to say. The native apps are light years better, but they both largely have the same libraries. If you’ve been reading about Spotify for years, though, we think it’s probably worth $5 to finally see what Europeans have been raving about.