Napster Expands Reach to Most Web-Equipped Phones
Today Napster announced a new mobile service that will allow Napster customers to access their account from any mobile phone with a web browser. In addition to account access, users will be able to browse Napster's library, preview songs, and use account credits to download music over the air to their devices. Customers who enroll in the $5 monthly plan will be able to download tracks to both their phone as well as their PC. To help promote the service, Best Buy is offering 15 MP3 downloads and three free months of Napster service with any new phone bought on contract.
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.
Amazon Music Gains Memory Card and Android Wear Support
Amazon today updated its Amazon Music app for Android devices and added several highly-requested features. Users can now download Prime Music tracks to a memory card for offline playback, rather than store the tracks directly on the handset.
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.
T-Mobile to Give Away Free Line of Service
T-Mobile today said most customers who have a service plan with two or more lines can snag another line for free. T-Mobile says this free line can be used for a phone, tablet, watch, or mobile hotspot.
Google Debuts Family Library for Play Store Purchases
Google today introduced the Google Play Family Library, which allows a single account holder to share purchases with up to six family members. Google says eligible app, game, movie, TV show, and book purchases from the Play Store can be shared across Android and iOS devices, as well as the web with no additional sign-up fee.