Twitter Music app coming soon as the social site shuns Android

March 13, 2013
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Twitter is getting ready to take on some aspects of the music industry while also integrating plenty of music discovery and listening features into their service. According to a few new reports from CNET the new feature will reportedly be called Twitter Music and their iOS app could launch within the next month. Just like Vine, it looks like Twitter will once again shun Android users.

Last year the popular music discovery service We Are Hunted was acquired by Twitter, and CNET's sources claim this will be deeply integrated into Twitters new Music service. Reports suggest the service and music app will give personalized music recommendations based on the musical artists the user follows, as well as the artists the user’s followers follow. So you'll also get music suggestions from your friends on Twitter.

The new Twitter Music app will stream music using the popular service SoundCloud, and the UI will feature 4 simple tabs for a streamlined musical experience. You'll have suggestions, as well as a #NowPlaying tab. Obviously using the hashtag you'll get all sorts of recommendations from people around the world. Then of course we'll have a 'Popular' tab where the overplayed songs by Imagine Dragons, the Lumineers, and Taylor Swift will probably all be plastered.

Last but not least there will be an 'Emerging' tab where you can find unique, new, and on-the-rise music and artists to help find something not so trendy. We're hearing the service will obviously be more personalized for Twitter users, but having an actual account with Twitter won't be required. Sadly just like their popular Vine video sharing feature, Twitter Music will be launching for iOS first, with no release in sight for Android - although we hear one is in the works.

[via SlashGear]


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  • http://twitter.com/Sonicaholic Sonicaholic

    No loss for android then! What music will android community be advertising?

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      I rock Google Music.. that’s all I need. And occasionally run Spotify too.

      Main point is Twitter is expanding, which is cool, but also forgetting Android. Which isn’t cool

      • Android_Forever

        twitter is expanding into territories where it’s NOTHING.
        expanding for the sake of expanding.

        twitter tries to justify its -50 million “profits”, no innovations and zero-monetization by adding everything it heard about from news about other companies

        Google will bury all twitter’s ios-only apps and features.

        Android will have MUSIC stream service Google Radio on May 15, 2013.;)

      • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

        Yup. IO FTW

  • Android_Forever

    probably Apple gives some money to pathetic excusivity/attention seekers like Nike and twitter for ios-only apps and ipad image on the logout screen.

    Apple just needs NEWS ABOUT ios-only apps and that.
    Apple is ugly and want to shine AT THE EXPENSE of other companies.

    because PLAY is already bigger than Amazon App Store and Apple App store combined.
    PLAY = 870,000 Apps & Games.

    Nobody will buy twitter for its “9 billion valuation”.
    It’s an outdated uninspiring thing.
    twitter = yesterday.

    Android = #1 (82%).

  • Mike McCormick

    Honestly, as Twitter has moved from being a small, somewhat simpler social-ish network being largely independent and keen to innovate based on their own ideals, to a company who now has to answer to investors and milk its members for advertising revenue, I’ve began to hate them.

    The Sponsored tweets (which used to be only on Trends, which used to actually mean something, but have since become people spamming rubbish links to their own content for their own gain), screwing over the developers that helped build them into what they are today with API key limitations, and a general lack of innovation to improve the users service has made twitter go downhill.

    So yeah, Twitter, alienate another group of people ,you’ve already screwed any of us who don’t appreciate being milked for money and see it as wrong for you to step all over the people who helped you get to the top, we won’t be sad to see you slip into irrelevence.