Wow. We didn’t see this one coming: Twitter adding audio. Who would think that the micro blogging site would add this feature? Twitter never fails to surprise us and looks like it will be more powerful than ever.
There are hoards of music apps out there for Android users. One of them is an app called 8tracks, rather than being a music service like most, this app is a place for music fans to come and find playlists curated by other users of the app. The app promises playlists with all sorts of musical genres.
Canadians don't need to envy most of the world now, at least when it comes to enjoying one of the biggest music streaming services currently on the market. Spotify has now finally been made available in the North American country, although we still don't know why it's taken them this long and why other countries were chosen first over the US' nearest neighbour.
For true-blue music geeks, finding out the DNA or origin of songs is something that thrills them. After all, as filmmaker Kirby Ferguson says, Everything Is A Remix. But while Google (or Wikipedia) is always there if you want to research, it would be handy to have an app that has a wide database to do that for you. Award-winning app WhoSampled is now finally available on Android, and it is a music aficionado’s dream come true (well, if you’re into that sort of thing).
When T-Mobile launched its Music Freedom feature two months ago, it made its music-loving subscribers very happy since they could now listen to several music streaming services without it affecting their data quota. Now they’ll be even happier as the uncarrier added six more music streaming services to the package, with one more important one to go and soon to be added due to increasing public demand.
What do you do if you have one of the world’s largest online database and repository of music – some under labels, some indie, some without labels – all searchable and viewable at the click of a button? Why, you think of ways to profit from it, of course. It honestly baffled me why it took this long for YouTube – and by extension Google – to think about this. But “YouTube Music Key” is coming soon.
Streaming music services are the In thing now when it comes to listening to songs on your mobile device. Samsung launched Milk Music earlier this year, exclusive for Galaxy owners in the US. And following in the footsteps of most other music apps like Spotify, Rhapsody, Beats, etc, they are now offering a premium service for those who want to have additional features aside from those in the free service.
With the popularity of music streaming services like Pandora, Deezer and Spotify, Beats Music is like the late-blooming cousin trying to catch up with his peers. With the latest update to its Android app, version 1.2.0 seeks to add even more customisation to its service, as they know that curated and personalised playlists is the way to go when it comes to this market.
Have you ever been in a public place, heard a song over the PA system which you can’t place the title and artist, then have the song haunt you until you sleep? That was probably a scenario from a few years back, when we didn’t have Google or Shazam and the likes. But now it’s easy enough if you have an app that helps you identify the song or you remember a line or two which you then can Google to find out the title. A new Android Wear app makes it even easier for those who have smartwatches.
Right after the resignation of its product head, music video service Vevo announced the design and overall overhaul of its Android app, showcasing a new look and better live streaming services for users. It aims to compete with other music streaming services, but with the advantage of having not just audio, but a visual accompaniment to the users’ music experience.