5 Things to Know About iOS 8.4 and Apple’s Spotify Killer

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At one point iTunes was the biggest name in music, but now Spotify is the new cool place to listen to music, matching Apple in selection of almost every hit album and single. With the iOS 8.4 release later this year we could see the first real strike back from Apple as the company slowly […]

Spotify Free Streaming Comes to iOS


Spotify has officially outed its free streaming option to iOS users today, joining the ranks of Android that got the feature earlier last month. The new free streaming mode allows users to listen to any artist, playlist on a mobile device, but it has to be in shuffle mode, so it’s technically not on-demand. In the […]

Spotify to Roll Out Free Ad Supported Service to Mobile Next Week


There are so many fronts where companies are competing for your eyeballs and also your ears. One of those is streaming music. There are a number of services tied to operating systems like iOS, Android, and Microsoft, as well as third party services like Pandora, Rdio, and Spotify. Spotify to this point has been a […]

Beats Music Streaming Service Launching in the “Next Few Months”


It’s been rumored for ages that Beats would be launching its own music streaming service, and the company confirmed a while back that this is true. However, Beats confirmed today that Beats Music will be launching “within the next few months” in the US. President and COO Luke Wood told The Next Web that the service […]

iRadio Streaming Music Reveal Nearly Certain for WWDC 2013

Apple is streaming the iOS 7 announcement and WWDC 2013 keynote to Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

It looks like a certainty that Apple will announce a new streaming music service, possibly called iRadio, to compete with Spotify, Pandora or Googe’s new Google Play Music All Access service. Confidence about this comes thanks to some reliable sources reporting the news. The name iRadio feels less certain than a new streaming music service […]

Nexus Q Revival Unlikely On Google I/O Anniversary


The fate of the Nexus Q still remains in limbo as sources say there are no plans at the time to bring the music streaming device out of dormancy at this year’s Google I/O conference. Google I/O marks the year anniversary of when the Nexus Q was initially introduced. Since it debuted, Google had shelved […]

Apple Streaming iRadio Service Launch May Be Delayed


Apple may be facing opposition from some of its content partners surrounding the terms it had proposed for the rumored iRadio music streaming service in a move that could delay the summer launch. iRadio is positioned as a streaming music service that would compete in the same space as Pandora and Spotify, and though it […]

Will Apple’s iRadio Streaming Music be iOS 7’s ‘One More Thing’


Apple may resurrect Steve Jobs’ famous ‘one more thing’ keynote surprise with the launch of iOS 7 with a much anticipated and highly rumored iRadio music streaming service this summer. According to Internet reports, Apple is on track to launching its Internet radio Pandora competitor this summer and the iTunes-operator has been making progress in […]

Google Launching Streaming YouTube Music Service This Year


Google is said to be prepping a music streaming service under its YouTube brand for launch later this year. According to a report on Fortune, the YouTube streaming service will be separate, but complementary to, Google’s own Play Music service. YouTube music would be positioned as a streaming subscription service that’s intended to compete against Spotify, […]

Nokia Music Debuts Ahead of Lumia Tab’s Release


After much speculation about a Lumia-branded Windows tablet from Nokia, so far the company has not made any announcements about its tablet efforts but it has anounced its Nokia Music service will be coming to Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Windows RT platform. At Mobile World Congress, the Finnish smartphone-maker announced that its music mix service […]

Nokia Announces Unlimited Music+ Subscription Streaming Service


In addition to having launched the free ad-free Nokia Mix Radio service, which is a Pandora-like competitor, for its Lumia range of Windows Phone smartphones, Nokia has announced an enhanced version that will come with a monthly subscription cost. Nokia has announced that the service will cost €3.99 in Europe or $3.99 that will give users […]

Apple Could Launch Pandora Competitor in 2013

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Apple’s iRadio online radio service could launch sometime in 2013 according to a prediction from BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield. Late last year rumors picked up regarding a Pandora competitor from Apple. The service would make it easier for users to discover new music through iTunes or their iOS devices. Like Pandora the service would let […]

Apple Readying iTunes Music Streaming Service to Challenge Pandora


In perhaps the biggest shift of its iTunes business strategy, Apple is reported to be in negotiations with record labels to launch a music streaming service as part of its iTunes platform. The service is said to be focused on the mobile platform–which includes the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad–as well as the desktop as […]

Spotify Brings Free Streaming Radio to Android

Spotify for Android Radio

Spotify recently brought a free radio streaming option to iOS users, and today it brings the same feature to Android devices. Starting today Spotify users on Android can create radio stations based on songs, artists, albums, or playlists. The new feature is available to any Spotify user, whether they pay for the service or not. […]

Spotify For iOS Will Soon Offer Ad-Supported Radio

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Spotify started gunning for Pandora when it offered a radio option in the desktop app, and now it’s going after Pandora’s mobile apps. The latest version of Spotify for iOS includes the ability to listen to personalized radio for free. Unlike the rest of the Spotify app, the radio feature is ad-supported for users who […]

Microsoft Replaces Zune With Xbox Music


The rumors were true, Microsoft is killing off Zune in favor of the Xbox brand, with Xbox Music coming later this year. Microsoft announced the new music service during its E3 press conference today, saying the service will be available on Xbox 360, Windows Phone, and Windows 8. Users will have access to over 30 […]

Sony Music Unlimited Comes To iPhone

Sony Music Unlimited

Sony is bringing its music streaming service to the iPhone, giving users yet another alternative to Spotify, Rdio, and MOG. According to 9To5Mac, the Sony Music Unlimited iPhone app is currently available in the New Zealand App Store, and will likely hit the U.S. App Store shortly. Like other music streaming services, Sony Music Unlimited […]

Google Music Has a Daily Streaming Limit


One user has discovered that Google Music, the online cloud-based storage and streaming service for your Google Play purchased music as well as for your user-uploaded music does have a limit to how much you can stream each day. When that user tried to stream music after that limit was met, he was created with […]

HTC to Introduce Beats Streaming Media Service?

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HTC is hoping to leverage its $300 million partnership with Beats Audio to regain lost ground in the race for smartphone dominance as it is rumored that the smartphone-maker is preparing to launch a streaming music service. Details are scarce right now on how the service will work or what features will be included, but […]