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.
HTC Offering 3 Months of Amazon Music Unlimited to U11 Buyers
HTC today said anyone who buys the U11 smartphone between now and the end of September will be rewarded with three months of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. The service provides access to Amazon's library of millions of songs, which can be streamed to the U11.
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.
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.