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Spotify Announces New “Gaming” Music Category

The online music service Spotify has announced that they will be unveiling a new Gaming music category soon, allowing gamers that use the service to be able to listen to their favorite video game soundtracks without having to own the soundtrack itself or play through the game again.

Previously, Spotify had been a more conventional music service, mainly focusing on real-world bands, artists, and albums. However, the gaming category will likely help them attract a new sort of crowd. Currently Spotify has over 100 million active users, and around half a billion registered users. 30 million people were paying subscriptions for the service as of March.

The Gaming category will also be divided into a number of playlists. These include such things as Power Gaming for when you want to get pumped, Gaming RetroWave when you want to go back and listen to some vintage tunes, and Top Tracks, for the most recognized and praised songs in video gaming. Also included are hundreds of soundtracks from your favorite games.

Spotify also included the ability for gamers to create their own video game music playlists, and also have the ability to search for their favorite games in alphabetical order.

The new Gaming section will be available for all Spotify users today, including on iOS, Android, PC, and Playstation 4.

You can access Spotify either for free or with a paid subscription. All you have to do is go to the Spotify website, download their installer, and run through the process. If you listen for free you’ll have to put up with ads from time to time (hence why the service is free); so basically it’s just like listening to the radio.

Paying the 10 dollar a month subscription fee, however, allows you to listen to all of those songs without any ads. Premium also allows you to download music from Spotify to listen to on the go.