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iRig 2 launches at CES 2015, now available for Android

You don’t have to tell us how pissed you were when as excited as you were, you picked up an iRig guitar interface device, only to realize you can't gig with it on your Android phone or tablet. (You can record stuff, but that's not the same thing.) Yeah, we’ve all been there and cursed the heavens for it. But it seems that the guitar gadget gods have heard us, for lo and behold, iRig 2 has been launched at the hallowed halls of CES in Las Vegas, and the new version brings Android compatibility with it.

Google Cast for audio announced

No doubt Chromecast became one of the most in demand streaming media devices in the the market today. From the US, Google has brought it to more countries around the globe. The Internet giant made Chromecast now ready in 27 countries and with more to be added this year. As proof, per device usage of the Chromecast increased by 60% compared to than when it first launched. Thanks to the new features and apps that have been added to the streaming media stick during the past year.

Deezer update: lyrics you can read or sing-along to

With the continued popularity of Spotify (despite Taylor Swift's break-up with them) and Google creating YouTube Music Key, competition in the music streaming service has never been tougher. Another competitor, Deezer, is stepping up its game in the latest update as it gives users the chance not just to listen to songs they like but sing-along to the ones they love with the new lyrics feature.

YouTube now brings easier music search, subscription service

If you're one of those who leaves a YouTube playlist streaming on your device or desktop while working or studying or reading, then the newest update from the video network might make you dance like Taylor Swift in Shake It Off (Hi Spotify). The app will now make it easier for you to look for your favorite songs (and even albums) from your favorite artists, and will now even offer a streaming subscription service. Just think of it as Google Play Music but with videos.

AMPLIFi Remote 2.0 now available on Android devices

Musicians have greatly benefited from all the technological advances that we've been experiencing the past decades. Guitarists in particular have seen all kinds of gadgets and accessories to enhance their music, whether it's live or recorded. One such product is the AMPLIFi Remote, which has now made its way to Android devices, giving guitarists the freedom to control their music while playing, all from the convenience of an Android smartphone or tablet.

Hype Music app curates popular music, scrolls blogs for you

With so many music streaming services available on mobile devices, like Spotify, Google Music Play, Beats, etc, do you really need to be introduce to another one? Well, if you like listening to all the latest hits and find out what everyone else is listening to, then maybe you need the Hype Music app. It has practically the same purpose as the popular website, but this time in an app and mobile format.

Turntable music app djay 2 now on Android

If it's been your life-long dream to become a full-fledged DJ or even just mixing music at your parties, but you don't have the equipment or talent yet to do so, then of course there's an app for that now. djay 2 is now available for Android devices and all you need is a wide library of music (or a Spotify account will do) and a sense of musicality (we're guessing that is needed), a bit of practice and you can let your smartphone or tablet do the talking, or rather, the singing.

Google Play Music gets Material Design, curated mood music

Material Design is all around us, and of course Google products have been slowly been updating its products in order to match the new look of the upcoming Android Lollipop. This week it's the turn of Google Play Music to get an overhaul, but it's not just the look that gets a major tweaking, but rather, the way you listen to music as well. They are now offering "radio stations" that have been tailor-fit to your current activity or mood, thanks to a recent acquisition that supposedly makes curating music easier.

Spotify Family gives discount for multiple accounts

Listening to Spotify in all its unlimited access and ad-free glory is pretty much a requirement for most people these days (especially if you're sick and tired of that Spotify guy's voice) and it will not cost you an arm and a leg. But what if you have an entire household clamoring for their very own account? The expenses of paying for multiple subscriptions would then get to you. Your favorite music streaming service is trying to help you out with that by giving you big discounts with its Spotify Family package.
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