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Spotify app for Windows Phone 8 finally released

After several months of delay, music-streaming service Spotify has landed on Windows Phone 8.

"The app is just starting its rollout, so it might take a few more hours before it shows up in search or is available for download where you are," Microsoft said in a blog post.

The Spotify app is free in the Windows Phone marketplace. Most of Spotify's services are only available to subscribers on mobile, but there is a free Internet radio option. Spotify Premium is £9.99 per month, and downloaders will get a 30-day free trial.

"Spotify, which is being released as a beta, instantly increases the size of your music library by millions of tracks, making it easy to discover new songs and artists," Microsoft said. "You can create your own playlists, or browse and indulge in the ones your friends put together. Going off the grid? The app also lets you download and enjoy your playlists without an Internet connection. Tracks you add to any playlist are also simultaneously available on your phone and PC."

Spotify has been available for Windows Phone 7 users, but the release of Windows Phone 8 resulted in the disappearance of the Spotify app for those with the updated OS. Back in November, a Spotify spokesman said the team was working on bringing the app to Windows Phone 8, but it wasn't made available until today.

That same month, Spotify launched a beta version of a web-based Spotify player.

Spotify has also unveiled a new site called Playlist Poetry that lets you create poetry from song titles, and share the resulting playlist with your Valentine.