Spotify comes to Roku, finally

Owners of Roku media streamers can finally breath a sigh of relief, as one of the most-requested applications has finally arrived on the service. Spotify is finally on Roku... Woohoo!

Like with many of the music-streaming service's apps on set-top-boxes and home cinema gear, including Virgin Media's TiVo box, Sonos and Onkyo's latter-day range of receivers, you will need to have a Spotify Premium account to access tracks through a Roku device.

However, the Spotify Channel is fully featured and, while presented in a clean but basic fashion, gives you access to all of the millions of songs on the platform through intuitive menu systems.

It is currently available for all Roku 2 players and the Roku Streaming Stick. It will also be coming soon for Roku HD and Roku LT players.

If you don't already have a Spotify subscription, you can sign up for a completely free 30-day trial to the Premium service. After that, it costs £9.99 a month.

Another channel to start on Roku players is Vevo, the music video service.

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