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Six months' free Spotify with Virgin Media

Sign up to Virgin Media's 30Mbps broadband, and you can have Spotify Premium free for six months. Where do we sign?

If you're looking to sign up to a broadband package, this may sway you: Virgin Media has announced details of its Spotify hook-up.

Take out 30Mbps broadband (£23.50 a month for the first three months, then £28.50) or faster, and you'll get Spotify Premium free for six months. That's a saving of £9.99 a month, plus all the tunes you can fit in your ears.

Existing customers need not fret, they'll get the same deal when they renew their contracts. You can also use the Premium service on your phone for three months for free with Virgin Mobiles. Virgin will waive the data charges for those snapping up the offer, so you don't need to worry about racking up a huge bill.

If you've not heard of Spotify Premium, you must've been living under a rock for the last few years. It lets you listen to an unlimited number of songs, either on your PC or your phone. The offline mode gives you tunes when you can't get an internet connection, and it's free of adverts, unlike the gratis version.

Virgin Media also plans to let owners of its TiVo video recorders stream Spotify to their TVs soon, though there's no set date. All it'll say is details will be revealed "in the coming weeks". The tease.

This is the first announcement the two have made since inking the deal back in July. Since then, Spotify has teamed up with Facebook to let you share tunes with your friends. If it's trying to spook Google's rumoured Music store by cornering the market, it's doing a pretty good job.

Not everyone is enamoured with the service, however. It emerged last week that Coldplay weren't putting their new album on any streaming service. Oh no.

Would you take advantage of the offer? Or listen to Spotify through your TiVo box? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page.