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Free mobile Spotify: A fiercer iTunes competitor?

Spotify goes mobile ... finally

Streaming music service Spotify announced that it's finally offering free versions for tablet and mobile apps that will perform more like its Web streaming service.

Users will be able to search, shuffle and play songs from their iOS and Android devices, paying only in time spent listening to advertisements, the company announced Wednesday.

Mobile Spotify users previously had to pay $10 per month for a premium subscription in order to access their full accounts on tablets or smartphones.