Virgin Media and Spotify link upSpotify available through TV for the first time

06 July 2011

Spotify allows users to stream music online

Spotify allows users to stream music online

Virgin Media has announced a deal with online music streaming service Spotify, to allow its customers to access tracks online though their mobiles or, for the first time, through their TV.

Spotify streams music to your computer over a broadband internet connection, so there's no need to download or store the files on your computer. You can sign up to a free service, or there are two monthly subscription services - Unlimited and Premium.

Find out how to download, install and listen to free music online with Spotify in our guide. 

Virgin Media haven't given an exact date yet, but it's due to launch in the 'coming months' to new and existing customers. Pricing is also yet to be announced but it says there will be a range of special offers. 

The Virgin difference?

As you can already access Spotify online and through your mobile phone, without having to be a Virgin Media customer, it's the pricing for the two paid for services that will be most interesting to see. It's likely that Spotify's services will be available as part of a Virgin Media bundle with either its broadband or TV services. 

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In addition there are promised 'exclusive features and content', and eligibility for 'special promotions', for users who choose to access Spotify through Virgin Media. We're looking forward to finding out what these might be as the service is rolled out to Virgin's customers over the next couple of months. 

In order to listen to Spotify you'll need a reliable and fast internet connection - here's our Which? experts 10 top tips to improve your internet speed and get a better online experience. 

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