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Spotify comes to TiVo

Spotify is continuing its expansion into the living room by announcing availability on TiVo set-top boxes.

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TiVo users can now choose from over 20 million songs via the Spotify app. TiVo

Spotify will now be available on TiVo Premiere, giving Spotify's premium subscribers access to its catalog of over 20 million songs via the set-top box.

TiVo users can sign in with an existing Spotify Premium account ($9.99/month) to stream music through their home theater system (or TV), as well as browse playlists, albums and artists, and search using the TiVo remote control.

TiVo is one of the first AV devices -- not including media streamers like Sonos, Boxee, and the WD TV Live -- to announce Spotify support. Samsung TVs announced Spotify support in October, but presently it's only available in Europe.

Competing subscription music service Rhapsody is also available on TiVo, along with free music service Pandora.

Further Spotify improvements are expected in the new year as the Web player is rolled out, and more partnerships are likely to be announced at CES in January 2013.

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