New online app for Spotify brings the latest album reviews and curated playlists
Virgin Media has today launched a new app for digital music service Spotify, extending the pioneering partnership between the two companies. Designed to bring music fans the latest playlists and album reviews curated by Virgin Media's expert music editorial team, the new app can be found in Spotify app finder at open.spotify.com/app/virginmedia, and can be enjoyed by all users of Spotify whether they are Virgin Media customers or not.
Since last October, Virgin Media customers have been able to enjoy three to six months inclusive Spotify Premium as part of selected broadband or mobile services as a result of the two companies' pioneering partnership. In November, Virgin Media launched an exclusive Spotify service for its next generation TiVo service, giving customers the ability to enjoy their favourite party playlists straight through their TVs and home cinema systems.
The latest development in the relationship brings Spotify users a free app that sits within the app finder in the Spotify online client to bring music fans the latest reviews from the likes of hyped indie-guitar group Spector to new pop sensation Conor Maynard, helping users discover new artists and listen to the latest albums all in one place. With curated playlists from various artists from events such as V Festival, fans will be able to tune into headliners such as The Stone Roses and The Killers, or pop favourites like Nicki Minaj and Ed Sheeran, giving users the chance to relive fond festival memories. Virgin Media is also aiming to bring a range of exclusive content to the app in due course.
Nick Forward, editor in chief of digital entertainment at Virgin Media said, "We know our customers love entertainment and with a huge base of music fans, partnering with Spotify has given them a great way to enjoy the latest albums and tracks across all our services, be it online, on TiVo or on mobile. The Virgin Media app for Spotify goes one step further to give music fans even more content, driven by our expert editorial team to help users keep up with the latest albums, find more of the music they love."
About Virgin Media
Virgin Media is the first provider of all four broadband, TV, mobile phone and home phone services in the UK.
The company's cable network - the result of a multi-billion pound private investment - delivers ultrafast broadband connections to over half of all UK homes, with speeds of up to 120Mb, and is being expanded to reach thousands more people across the country.
Virgin Media has developed the most advanced interactive television service, bringing together broadcast TV, thousands of hours of on demand programming and the best of the web in a single set-top box powered by TiVo. The company was the first to offer HD TV and 3D on demand to millions of UK households.
Virgin Media also operates the most popular virtual mobile network in the UK which, when launched, was the world's first such mobile phone service. It is also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the country.
Virgin Media Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market and the London Stock Exchange (VMED). For more information, go to www.virginmedia.com.
Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 18 million tracks. Our dream is to make all the world's music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever they want it. Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal.
Spotify is available in 15 countries: USA, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, Australia and New Zealand with more than 15 million active users, and over 4 million paying subscribers.