Shazam has been updated to version 7.5, adding a redesigned track page, improved sharing, and improved Rdio support. In addition to the redesigned track page, videos, along with album and track reviews, have a new look and feel as well.
Sonos has announced a completely revamped iOS app that will sport a new interface, as well as new features, including universal search. Gone is the blue of the old app, replaced with a clean, white interface that lets the user to navigate to any part of the app with a few quick taps.
Apple has started expanding the availability of iTunes Radio outside of the United States, launching today in Australia. This is the first such expansion of Apple's radio service since its launch with iOS 7 in September, though it briefly appeared in the UK and Canada in October.
I recently reviewed Beats Music and the feedback made me realize that a lot of people are confused about the differences between it, similar services like Spotify and Rdio, and iTunes Radio. They're really not the same, and it really matters. Here's why!
iTunes Radio is a great way to discover and enjoy music on the go with iPhone and iPad, or when you're in the office using iTunes. Even though you can always choose from featured stations that are constantly changing, it's always more fun to create your own stations. While how to create a station in iTunes Radio is obvious, a lot of people don't realize you can further personalize stations to suit your exact tastes and listening preferences. Here's how:
Now that Beats Music is finally available, it has a lot of folks wondering how it stacks up to the likes of existing services and whether it's worth making the switch. I've been taking a look at what Beats Music has to offer for the exact same reason. I've completely set aside my main streaming services, Rdio and Songza, in order to give it a fair chance. And after a few days, my decision has become harder than ever.
Musi for iPhone is a streaming music app that lets you build a music library that costs you literally nothing, with the help of YouTube. When you search through Musi, it's basically like searching YouTube for music. The only difference is that Musi only streams the audio portion.
Listen is a new music player for iPhone – version 2.0.1 no less, must have missed version 1.0! – that promises a unique experience to getting your tunes. The developers describe Listen as "A music player you can use without looking at," since there's zero buttons in the user interface. Everything is gesture driven. Everything.
Rdio already looked great on iOS 7 to begin with, except for some basic design elements such as the keyboard interface. These minor annoyances have finally been addressed in the 2.5.4 update along with a new look for profile pages, a sleep timer option, and some other visual tweaks and enhancements.
Shazam has been updated, adding Rdio support and other improvements. Connect Shazam with Rdio to listen to tracks on Rdio, and create a playlist out of the music you discover. Just tap Listen on Rdio to start.