doubleTwist Enters Streamed-Music Fray with Magic Radio
doubleTwist today announced Magic Radio for Android smartphones, a new music-streaming service that offers personalized playlists for $3.99 per month. Magic Radio scans the user's existing music library and then creates playlists that include music from the user's library mixed with new tracks from its own library that Magic Radio thinks the user will like. The app offers ad-free listening; smart stations based on mood, genre, or keywords; tunable stations based on things such as tempo; and a media player that is integrated with the existing doubleTwist Player. According to doubleTwist, its library offers more than 13 million tracks, and the service is compatible with the MagicPlay open source audio streaming platform that doubleTwist developed with Qualcomm. The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store beginning today.
Amazon Brings Prime Music to Smartphones
Amazon today launched Prime Music, its own streaming music service. Prime Music is free to those who subscribe to Amazon Prime ($99/year), which also offers perks such as discounted shipping and Amazon Instant Video.
Apple Music Is $10/Month
Apple today announced Apple Music, its new streaming music service. In addition to streaming the entire iTunes catalog, the service includes curated playlists.
Pandora Launches Premium Music Service
Pandora today finally launched its long-awaited Pandora Premium music service for mobile devices and the web. Pandora Premium is a $10-per-month music streaming service that competes with Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play Music.
Deezer Opens Up Service to Everyone In the US
Deezer today made its music-streaming service available to anyone who wants it in the U.S. The service was previously limited to Cricket Wireless customers and those who owned Sonos home stereo equipment.