Sonos has proudly reached the 5.0 milestone of its Android app. The new app brings with it a revamped and redesigned interface, but probably the biggest highlight of this version is a deeper integration with streaming music services.
Rhapsody and Napster are coming to Chromecast. Rhapsody has announced the duo of Android apps will gain Chromecast functionality soon, with iOS integration coming later. This news rounds out most major music streaming providers with regard to Chromecast support.
Runtastic has been bumped to version 5.0 today. And with the fancy new version number comes promise of a new design, new features and improved functionality. Along with the changes and new features, there was also mention about how Runtastic has been downloaded 70 million times.
The HTC One (M8) has been officially unveiled. This means the rumors and leaks will be coming to an end. But perhaps more important here -- it means we are finally going to be able to put the handset to the test. We are curious to see how it stands up in comparison to the previous year HTC One. And we are also curious to see how well it stands up against the other recently announced flagship -- the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Apple may be looking to bring iTunes to Android. According to a new report from Billboard, Apple is looking for ways to drive more revenue as sales of media slump. The Cupertino company is also looking to create a music service to rival the likes of Pandora and Spotify, according to the same report.
Sonos has unveiled the latest version of their Android app. This release will bring what is being referred to as a "sleek" new design, and universal search. Users can begin playing with this latest version as of today, but they will need to be willing to run a beta release. Sonos expects this to reach the Play Store as a non-beta release in the "spring."
Google has silently made a few changes to the page detailing the availability of its different services and digital content. In this round, Google has increased the number of supported countries for both its standard Google Play Music service and its subscription-based All Access to a total of 25.
Amazon is reportedly tapping alternative streaming media for their unreleased set-top box. The device, which has been rumored as being in production for a while, has been “confirmed” to include Hulu Plus on launch. Further netails note that Netflix will be included as well, and the device could stream an Amazon music service, should they be able to strike a deal with record labels.
If you've ever felt the need to control your Mac or Macbook from a distance using your smartphone, then this app might be for you. mac.remote may be like other remote control apps, but it also allows users to add their favorite OS X media players to the list as well.
A new report suggest Amazon is getting into the streaming music business. Much as they do with their selection of movies, sources say Amazon is in discussions with several music labels to offer the same with music. The hang-up for them seems to be an opaque pricing war. The issue for us is much more clear.