The head of BBC iPlayer has left the broadcaster to join music-streaming service Spotify.

Dave Price, who joined the BBC in 2010, has taken on the newly created role of Spotify’s director of product platform.

Price will lead the development of Spotify’s iOS, Android, Windows, Mac and web player apps. He will report to vice president of product management Sten Garmark.

The BBC’s executive editor for TV and iPlayer, Dan Taylor, will be acting as the new head of iPlayer.

The BBC has yet to decide if it will seek a permanent replacement for Price who oversaw iPlayer developments including the ability to rewind and restart live TV.

During his time in the role the VoD service also passed 200m monthly requests for the first time.

Price, who was placed in the Spotify role by Digimob Jobs, starts in his new position on 8 July.  

His departure follows the exit of BBC director of programmes and on-demand Daniel Danker, who left to join audio recognition experts Shazam in March.