Nokia Introduces Internet Radio Service for Phones
Today Nokia announced new software for N series devices that will allow users to stream Internet radio stations to their phones. It will offer hundreds of stations from around the world and users can browse by language, country, and genre. It will also automatically display the top ten most popular radio stations each hour and users can add stations to their list of favorites. The service will also optimize the music stream depending on what sort of connection the user has. It is available today for the N82, N91, N95 and N95 8GB and will be embedded on other S60 3rd Edition phones in the coming months. The software can be downloaded for free.
MixRadio Expands to Android and iOS
MixRadio today made its customized radio service available to Android and iOS devices for the first time. Microsoft acquired MixRadio when it purchased Nokia's handset business, but later divested it to a messaging company called Line.
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.
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.
iTunes Radio to Go Behind Apple Music Pay Wall
Apple has begun informing listeners of iTunes Radio that the service will require a fee beginning later this month. iTunes Radio has been available since 2013 and allows people to listen to ad-supported music stations.