|Last.fm announced today that it will start charging for use of the Last.fm streaming service on mobile apps and entertainment devices like Squeezebox and Sonos. An ad-free subscription will set you back $3 per month, all in all not bad for a complete service like Last.fm. The new service plan kicks in on Feb, 15 joining the likes Rhapsody, MOG, Rdio and Napster with a paid mobile music subscription that will let you download music as part of the service.
If you still want Last.fm as a free service, you can do it outside of a mobile app or entertainment device at the Last.fm web site. You'll encounter ads as part of the service, and you can do this in the U.S., UK and Germany. The desktop app stays free for Windows Mobile 7 and Xbox peeps in the U.S. and U.K..