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TMCNet:  Spotify Music Service Launches on Roku

[December 20, 2012]

Spotify Music Service Launches on Roku

LONDON & SARATOGA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

There's a new way to enjoy music on Roku®. Spotify (News - Alert) and Roku, Inc. today announced that the two companies have partnered to bring the digital music service to the Roku streaming platform. Available starting today with a Premium subscription, Spotify provides instant access to over 20 million* songs, top tracks and albums, and the ability to listen to and manage playlists. New Spotify customers can try Premium for 30 days, completely free at spotify.com/roku.

"Spotify has been a huge success in the U.K. - and its reputation preceded it even before it debuted in the U.S.," said Ed Lee, vice president of content and services, Roku. "It has been by far one of the most-requested services by Roku customers and today we are pleased to make the popular music service available to our customers in both countries."

"Spotify wants to make all of the world's music available for people to enjoy whenever and wherever they are," said Pascal de Mul, global head of hardware partnerships, Spotify. "Spotify's collaboration with Roku means that our customers now have another convenient way to enjoy the perfect music fr every moment on their TVs, which are often connected to the best sound system in their homes."

Joining more than 600 video, music and casual game channels already on Roku, the Spotify channel is available now in the U.S. on Roku 2 players and the Roku Streaming Stick™ with support for all Roku HD and Roku LT players coming soon; and available now in the U.K. on all Roku players.

About Spotify

Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 20 million tracks*. Our dream is to make all of the world's music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever they want it. Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal.

Spotify is available in 17 countries: USA, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Luxembourg with more than 20 million active users, and over 5 million paying subscribers.

www.spotify.com

* Number of tracks licensed globally. Catalogue size varies per market.

About Roku, Inc.

Roku is a leading streaming platform for delivering video, music and casual games to the TV. Roku launched the first player to stream Netflix to the TV in 2008, and today streams more than 700 entertainment channels to millions of devices. Roku streaming players and the Roku Streaming Stick can be purchased from Roku and major retailers in the U.S. Roku players are also available in Canada, the U.K. and Republic of Ireland. Roku is founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR. The company is headquartered in Saratoga, Calif. For more information, visit www.roku.com.

Roku and Roku Ready are registered trademarks and the Roku Streaming Stick is a trademark of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries.


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