As expected, internet music service Spotify opened its doors to US residents today. And as expected the free service is currently only open to a limited number of people that have received invitations. If you want to sign up for a paid account though, you can do that right now.
Spotify is working with a number of launch partners including Motorola, Sonos, and Chevrolet to offer early access through marketing campaigns, so if you signed up for an invite last week and haven’t received one yet, it looks like there may be ways to snag one soon.
There are three service levels. Free accounts will allow you to stream music on demand from a computer, but only for 10 hous a month and you’ll have to put up with ads. The free service in other countries provides up to 20 hours of music.
Spotify Unlimited removes the ads and the time limits for $4.99 per month.
If you want to listen to Spotify on your mobile phone you’re going to need to sign up for the $9.99 per month Spotify Premium account which adds support for Android, iOS, and other mobile apps.