While it seems like every company and its brother has jumped onto the mobile, streaming music train, there was a time when Pandora was king. And just like any other music service, the company has faced its share of hurdles when it comes to licensing with record labels. Today, Pandora has re-instituted a cap on its free, non-subscriber listeners.
There's little doubt that Spotify is an awesome way to stream music -- that is, unless you want to stream said music to your mobile device, which requires a monthly subscription. Could that soon change?
The company's big annual conference doesn't kick off until Wednesday, but Nokia is kicking things off a day early with the announcement that Nokia Music arrives in the U.S. today as a free streaming music service.
Spotify is clearly setting its sights on Pandora and Slacker with an announcement Tuesday that the music streaming company is adding free mobile radio to its existing iOS app. There's just one problem: The update isn't quite ready yet.
iTunes Match has finally arrived, a bit tardier than iOS 5 and iCloud released earlier this month, but none the worse for wear. Whether or not you’ve pulled the trigger on the $24.99 per year subscription service -- or are about to -- it might be helpful to know that Apple’s latest cloud-based offering isn’t for everyone. Here’s a look at some ways Apple could make it even better.
Being jealous of Europeans is not something we Americans typically excel at. Maybe that’s why Spotify became something of a nerd cause célèbre -- watching longingly as friends in Europe shared favorite tracks and playlists on Facebook and Twitter led to too much fantasizing about all of the awesome musical riches that we’d share once American record labels finally stopped doing their head-in-the-sand routine. And at last, Spotify has landed on U.S. shores…but while we were waiting, another impressive option popped up, leaving us to wonder if Spotify was worth the wait.
A few days ago, Apple enabled the ability for users to re-download purchased TV shows, as well as stream them to the Apple TV. Now, AppAdvice is alleging that this move is evidence for Apple's plans to launch a new re-downloading and streaming service dubbed iTunes Replay.
Since users already have the ability to re-download past music and video purchases, this seems like an inevitable next step for Apple. The feature would give all users access to movies, music and television shows they purchased as far back as January 1, 2009, as well as streaming abilities for the Apple TV and any iOS devices.