Sony Music for Android Adds Caching for Offline Playback
Sony today announced the availability of Music Unlimited version 1.3. The new version of Sony's streaming music service adds one important new feature: the ability to cache music on devices so that it can be played back when there's no network connection available. Sony's Music Unlimited version 1.3 for Android is available in 13 countries, including Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, U.K., and the U.S. The free app update is available in the Android Market. The service, however, incurs monthly fees.
Apple Music for Android Can Store Songs on Memory Cards
Apple updated its Apple Music application for Android devices and added the ability for users to store music on microSD cards for offline playback. This is chiefly important for devices that have limited on-board storage.
Apple Music for Android Reaches Version 1.0
Apple updated its Music app for Android devices and it has finally exited beta status. The 1.0 app adds a single feature in its full release, a graphic equalizer tool for adjusting sound levels.
Microsoft Adds OneDrive Streaming to Android and iOS Xbox Music Apps
Microsoft has rolled out updates to the Android and iOS Xbox Music apps that adds the ability to stream music stored in OneDrive. The free feature doesn't require a subscription, so people can upload songs to OneDrive and stream them to their Android or iOS device.
In Boon to Cricket Customers, Google Home Gains Deezer Music Streaming Service
Deezer this week said its music streaming service will soon be available for streaming on the Google Home smart speaker. Deezer competes with Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Music, and Amazon Music Unlimited.
LG Announces Music Service for Its High-End Phones
LG today announced a high-fidelity music service for several of its flagship handsets. The Hi-Fi music offering will make high-quality tracks available to LG owners in about 70 countries, including Australia, Brazil, China, France, Italy, Russia, the U.K., and the U.S.