Spring time is almost here, which means it's time to thaw out those limbs, put away the big puffy jackets and bring out the music! Yes, like a cheesy Disney song, spring time means frolicking through the meadow with forest animals and belting out to your heart's content. And while we're not advocating that you go out and make a fool of yourself, we are featuring three free apps this week that'll help you make music, discover it, and just enjoy the fact that the sun is finally shining!
While we’re all waiting (im)patiently all year for Apple to leverage their Lala acquisition into a streaming version of iTunes, Swedish music service Spotify has quickly become a favorite overseas, since Cupertino hasn’t allowed it into the U.S. App Store yet. But what if the delay could be tied to Apple’s desire to acquire the service outright?
If you’re a U.S. music lover who enjoys streaming a huge collection to your iDevice rather than carrying it all around with you, you’ve probably at least heard of Spotify -- and are still wondering why it hasn’t come to your country.
Sure, there are already plenty of App Store options if you prefer to get your music streamed via a subscription, but why not add another one? The legendary Napster has arrived on the iPhone with its own brand of musical goodness.
If you've been pining and praying for Apple's impending music-based Event to finally herald the advent of iTunes Music streaming from the clouds on high, you might end up a wee bit disappointed.
Trusted sources are speculating that we're most likely going to see a major overhaul of iTunes next week, but instead of the from-the-cloud-service that many of us have been dreaming of, the changes to the venerable media application may be aimed more towards social media functionality and the way in which we purchase media from the iTunes Store.
We mentioned Grooveshark's web-based music streaming service in last week's Free App Friday, but today it's available in the official App Store as a streaming music app--one to add alongside the likes of Pandora and Last.FM.
The app was once denied by the App Store judges, so the company made it available in the Cydia app store to jailbroken iOS devices. Fortunately, the tables have turned and the Grooveshark app is now available as a free download.
On any other morning, shuffling out the door in search of coffee after four hours of sleep would be the height of drudgery. Today, however, thanks to a discovery made by MP3.com founder Michael Robertson, there is an extra little spring our my step.
While many of us have been waiting with bated breath to see what Apple's intends to do with LaLa, the music streaming service they purchased a while back, Robertson has been streaming his music from iTunes to his Apple mobile devices. The new ability comes thanks to Apple's recent iDisc App, and is detailed in the deep in the legal flotsam released notes. See? it always pays to read the fine print.
Streaming music service MOG has launched a mobile application that will enable iPhone and Android users to access over 8 million songs over 3G and WiFi. While the service won't enable users to download music and store it internally, there is a subscription fee of $9.99 a month that gives access to all content, anytime, and a free 3-day trial for newcomers.