Spotify is out, Sounhound is free and Deezer has been updated

Music aficionados have been served today on Windows Phone 7 with the release of Spotify. The music streaming app features everything you can expect from it and is fully Mango compatible which means that it takes advantage of the new background tasking APIs and Live tile goodness. You can download for free from here but remember that are now required to link your Spotify account to your Facebook account..annoying I know..

Tired of Shazam and the fact that it’s no longer free? Want more than what the superb Bing Music feature has to offer (which is only a link to the Zune Marketplace right)? SoundHound has come to the rescue! It’s has finally been released on Windows Phone 7 and lets you tag an unlimited number of songs for free. It also fetch the songs lyrics for you in the blink of an eye. The application is also Mangofied and gives you the option to pin the sound tagging features directly on your start screen (no need to open the app and then tag a song now). You can get it here.

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Deezer for Windows Phone 7 released: Hands-on video

Contrary to Pandora who is apparently not ready yet for Windows Phone 7 and Spotify who’s still mum about the release date of its WP7 application, the frenchies at Deezer have just released their free music streaming app in the marketplace and frankly did a pretty good job with it. For those of you who are not based in Europe, Deezer is currently the leading music streaming service in France (with nearly 4 million users) and is also available in several other European countries. The Windows Phone 7 application is available for free right now but only in french (but downloadable in all countries) and will give you access to 20 webradios and hundreds of smartradios but only 30secs previews of “regular” songs. To have access to the full songs you will gave to subscribe to a Premium + account (€9,99/month) which is unfortunately only available to french users right now. Check out my full hands-on video after break:

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