Spotify offers PC music downloads

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The popular Swedish streaming service continues to innovate and is proving a strong rival for Apple's iTunes.

A spokesperson for the firm says the new PC download feature is very similar to the iPhone app.

Users can create playlists while connected to the internet, but then choose to sync them with a computer and listen to the songs offline.

The application allows users to store up to 3,333 tracks offline, on up to three different devices at a time. But they cannot be played on other music players.

If a customer stops paying the £10 monthly subscription, the playlists will continue to exist within a folder on your hard drive, but the ability to listen to them offline will be disabled.

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