Spotify to Introduce Free Mobile Music Service

Spotify AB is planning a free, ad-supported version of its streaming-music service on mobile devices, according to people familiar with the matter, after previously making mobile users pay a monthly fee.

The Sweden-based music company has reached licensing deals with all three of the global music companies to use their recordings on the new service, these people added.

Until now, a free version of Spotify was available only on desktop and laptop computers.

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