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.
Samsung's Milk Music Service Expands to Web
Samsung has created a version of its Milk Music service that's accessible from any desktop browser. Milk Music uses Slacker's music library, but has a unique user interface for browsing through songs, albums, artists, and radio stations.
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.