Spotify has arrived for Windows Phone 8. The app, which has been missing from WP8 since its launch, allows you to log in and stream music from your Spotify account on your smartphone.

There had previously been hints of a Spotify launch for Windows Phone 8 from a Three employee's Twitter account. The app is now live.

Spotify competes directly with Microsoft's Xbox Music service. It is priced at £9.99 a month, whereas Microsoft's offering is £8.99.

The new Spotify app is rolling out in the marketplace as a beta. It hasn't yet appeared on all of our Windows Phone 8 devices, so you might have  to wait for it to appear in the store.

The app supports offline syncing and follows a similar form factor and look to previous Windows Phone offerings, so shouldn't be an issue for those who are already familiar with it. 

Download it now for a 30-day free trial from the Windows Phone online store.

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.