Spotify, the popular music streaming service, just launched a new version of their desktop client that allows users to sync their music between their iPods, iPhones and Android devices. Also, Spotify has launched a music store where users can buy single tracks AND tracks in bulk, 10 tracks for $13.20 to be more precise.
Spotify isn’t the only service that can offer this, but considering the fact that they have well over 10 million subscribers, add an iPhone/iPod/Android sync and things could get interesting for Apple’s iTunes.At this point, syncing tracks with Spotify has been rather wierd, the software bypasses iTunes entirely and creates a second copy of the music on the device.
Also keep in mind that Spotify has a free version (ads filled) and a paid version, with multiple subscription choices. Also the free version had its free listening hours down to 10 (from 20). iTunes just got some real competition on the market and it remains to be seen what steps will Apple take to compete