It seems that the Android community has little to be envious of iOS users when it comes to Twitter #Music after all. Inside sources are now saying that after just six months in operation, Twitter is planning to close the service.
A subscription based music streaming service from Beats Audio is not a new topic. In fact, way back in March we heard details on the service when it was still being referred to by codename. At the time the company was calling it Project Daisy, and while we have yet to see an official launch announcement, it does look like that will be coming soon. Possibly before the end of the year.
Rdio has announced their latest feature that will be available for users in the US, Canada and Australia -- radio stations. This option will be available for those users beginning on Thursday. The good news here, these stations, which appear to be opening up as potential competition for Pandora and iTunes Radio, will be available for free. And on top of that, these stations will be advertising free.
If you can't beat them, join them, as the adage says, which is what the RCA seems to have decided to do. The RCA's upcoming Internet Music System combines the usual features you'd find in a home stereo system with Internet streaming that is slowly but surely displacing it these days.
Slacker Radio was bumped to v4.0 back in February and it looks like the next major update is hitting the Play Store today. This latest update brings a new look and feel as well as a new feature called My Vibe. And looking back to that v4.0 update, this v5.0 update is another that is bringing a noticeable difference in terms of the looks.
Continuing its series of wireless media devices, Sony has just made available its Bluetooth-powered BM10 music receiver. Sporting a design identical to that of the Sony IM10 wireless display announced last week, the BM10 focuses more on spreading your music to more areas than your smartphone or tablet speakers can reach.
Google has started a staged rollout of a new version of its Music Android app bringing in some interesting features. One such feature is a new Genre Radio feature that will be, unfortunately, only available to Google Music All Access subscribers.
It seems that Microsoft is getting ready to take on the streaming music giants like Spotify and Pandora by releasing an Xbox Music app for Android and iOS. And like the aforementioned services, Microsoft will eventually be charging a fee on mobile platforms for its otherwise free streaming service.
This isn't the first time we've heard about Jimmy Lovine, co-founder and CEO of Beats Audio Electronics and his music streaming service, but the latest word is they'll be making a huge push to compete with Spotify and Google Music. We already know the service is reportedly being called Project Daisy, and today reports have surfaced that they'll be partnering up with AT&T.
Songza is touted as a service that "plays you the right music at the right time." The service offers curated playlists based on everything from your current activity to genre, decade and mood and does so for free. In return for offering a free service, Sonza does mix in some advertisements and also limits how many tracks you are able to skip. Well, as of today a new subscription option has been announced.