Streaming Music

iTunes Radio vs Pandora vs Songza vs TuneIn Radio vs Last.fm: Radio streaming music services compared!

Radio streaming services take the heavy lifting out of finding music to listen to. They differentiate themselves from on-demand streaming music services by taking the work out of curating your own content and playlists. Remember the days where we had favorite radio stations and just tuned into them and listened? That's the experience Pandora, Songza, iTunes Radio, Last.fm, and TuneIn Radio want to put in your pocket. So if you aren't interested in offline downloads and just want to hit play, follow along to figure out which one is right for you.

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New Beats Music streaming service acknowledges problems, extends trial subscriptions

Beats Music is the newest streaming music service to hit the American market - the service launched this week and offers subscribers a $9.99 monthly subscription fee. Apparently they've been a bit overwhelmed by the response, judging by a new e-mail that went out today

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Oasis's back catalog comes to UK streaming music services

Although you've long been able to download music from rock band Oasis, the company's been a holdout on the music streaming front in their home market. That changes today as Oasis is now available to be streamed on services including Spotify, Deezer and Rdio, according to NME.

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Beats Music service to launch in the U.S. in 'the next few months' with iOS support

As if the world wasn't blessed with enough streaming music services, a new report suggests the folks at Beats will be joining the party in the not too distant future. In speaking with The Next Web, Beats COO Luke Wood has outlined some details for the forthcoming service:

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Best streaming music apps for iPhone: Songza, Spotify, Rdio, and more!

The iPhone was born of the iPod and as Apple is fond of saying, there's music in its DNA. While Apple will be introducing iTunes Radio as part of iOS 7 this fall in the U.S., there are many other services that stream music to iPhones in all sorts of different ways, in all sorts of different regions. So which one is best for you? We'll help you find out. Here are our favorites!

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Spotify boosts offering yet further, Pink Floyd back catalog now available to stream

Spotify continues to try and edge ahead in the streaming stakes, and their latest addition is a big one; they now have the full back catalog from Pink Floyd available to stream. Music from Pink Floyd is available on competing services, to buy and to stream, but Spotify takes the crown as the only streaming service to offer the full and complete works of Pink Floyd. And, for premium members, that means you can take it with you on your iOS device as well as listening along on your Mac.

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Apple reportedly talked to Beats about the Project Daisy streaming music service

Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP of internet services, Eddy Cue reportedly met with Beats Electronics CEO and Interscope-Geffen-A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine to discuss his and co-founder Dr. Dre's planned Project Daisy Music Streaming service, among other things. According to Poornima Gupta and Ronald Grover at Reuters:

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Apple reportedly working on Pandora-style streaming music service. Again.

As is often the case when fall approaches and an Apple event draws near, rumors have begun to swirl about Apple starting a Pandora-style streaming/subscription music service. Even though Apple has resolutely stuck to iTunes purchases for music, and added the subscription-based iTunes Match music locker service, the allure of true streaming solution is such that everyone and their journal of record seems to agree Apple is working on something like it, to launch sometime.

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Pandora vs. Slacker vs. Spotify: iPhone streaming music app showdown!

While iTunes is the undisputed king of digital music, it doesn't offer streaming or subscription services, leaving the field wide open for a wide variety of contenders, including Pandora, Slacker, and Spotify. That's important because not everyone wants to buy their music. Some iPhone users want more variety and a better way to discover new music, or simply re-discover old favorites. That's because music is personal. It has to suit both our general tastes and our mood at the moment. A good streaming music app needs to reflect this. It needs to have music available that we like, when we like, and the better it does that job, the better it is.

Pandora, Slacker, and Spotify each have their own unique take on streaming music, but which one does it best?

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Qantas to test in-flight iPad entertainment system

Qantas has announced they will begin a trial run for an in-flight entertainment system centered around Apple's iPad tablet, initially limiting the test to a single Boeing 767-300 which allows streaming of music and video content to all of the aircraft's 254 seats.

In what it’s trumpeting as a ‘world first’, Qantas will next month begin trials of Apple’s iPad for in-flight entertainment, using wi-fi to stream content to the tablets from a central server on the aircraft.

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