Slacker Launches for Nokia's Symbian Devices
Slacker Radio today announced support for Nokia's Symbian^3 devices for the first time. Users of Symbian^3 handsets, such as the N8, will be able to download Slacker from the Ovi Store. Slacker is a free internet radio service that offers streaming music and caching to smartphone. The Symbian version of Slacker supports most of the basic features available to other platforms. The application was developed using Qt and is available from the Ovi Store starting in February. It will work in the U.S. and Canada.
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.
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.
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.
T-Mobile Doubles Supported Music Unlimited Services
T-Mobile's Music Unlimited service today doubled the number of music streaming apps available, jumping from 13 to 27 in total. The new services include Google Play Music, Xbox Music, SoundCloud, RadioTunes, Digitally Imported, Fit Radio, Fresco Radio, Jazzradio, Live365, Mad Genius Radio, radioPup, radio.com, Rockradio, and Saavn.