According to hardware maker Logitech, Spotify’s Premium service will be provided on its Squeezebox wireless music players. The cooperation between Spotify and Logitech will allow customers to use their wireless home network to access the popular music streaming service. In this case, users will need Logitech’s Squeezebox Touch or Squeezebox Radio player to do the same and register for Spotify’s £9.00 per month Premium subscription.
According to Spotify’s global head of hardware partnerships, Pascal De Mul, users want to choose what music they listen to and where they listen to. Beta version of the Spotify on Squeezebox application is the final result of the cooperation between two companies. The company plans to release the fully-featured version, yet without announcing launching date. Spotify’s similar service was affirmed with Sonos back in September. Upgrading users to paid-for content is the main reason for the hardware partnerships.
Although a host of with Windows and Mac client updates is being introduced by Spotify, big US media companies have refused to make any deals. This is really disappointed as Spotify has planned to release in America one year ago, but the major recording labels turned in December 2010. This is because they wanted to get more cash from Europe’s biggest music streaming service.