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Spotify hints at branded phones for the UK

Spotify has confirmed to TechRadar that a phone with its branding on is likely in the near future.

While the new deal with Telia to bring Spotify to mobile and TV platforms is only for Sweden, a spokesperson for the company clarified the situation to us, saying although it won't be making the hardware, branding is very likely to happen in the future:

"We're not making hardware but it's likely we'll see Spotify branded phones being sold by Telia who will bundle our service with their mobile and internet packages."

Quizzed

When quizzed about whether the services would be coming to the UK, the spokesperson hinted that Spotify is looking to port the TV and mobile platforms over to Britain:

"We've nothing specific to say about the UK but it is an important market for us in every sense."

So it looks like just a matter of time before we start seeing Spotify mobiles and TVs... just when will we get them in the UK?

Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.