Spotify added to TeliaSonera TV service

Swedish online music service Spotify is to make its debut on the TeliaSonera IPTV platform in Sweden and Finland.

As first reported by Broadband TV News in October, the new Spotify service will allow users to access their playlists through multiple accounts that can be stored on the Telia digital TV receiver.

Spotify will be introduced by Telia later this month and will be available to around 120,000 subscribers with the most recent Telia set-top box. A Spotify Premium subscription costing SEK 99 a month is required and those customers without the latest set-top can acquire one by direct purchase or by extending their customer agreement.

“People in Sweden love music. Although we usually take our favourite music with us everywhere on portable devices, we still listen to a lot of our music at home, and especially in our living rooms,” says Stefan Trampus, head of broadband services at Telia. “When people can log onto Spotify right on their television set and enjoy music from the entire world, we believe it will attract new groups to the world’s hottest music service today and what is probably Sweden’s best digital television service.”

In October 2009, Telia signed an agreement with Spotify to become the sole operator in Sweden to sell and market the service. Shortly afterwards a version of the app was introduced for Android smart phones.