First look: Spotify

Spotify, the popular-in-Europe music subscription service has arrived in the U.S.

The service is available in three flavors—free (you can listen to a limited number of hours of music per month), Unlimited ($5 a month with unlimited listening), and Premium ($10 a month with unlimited listening, higher bit rate tracks, and support for downloads and mobile listening).

I’ve had experience with the current crop of domestic streaming services—Napster, Rhapsody, Mog, and Rdio—and have now browsed through Spotify. Here’s what I’ve found while using a Premium plan.