Spotify already boasts one of the largest libraries of all the music streaming services, and will today reportedly get access to one of the biggest jewels in the crown; Led Zeppelin. Following on from adding such artists as Metallica and Pink Floyd in recent memory, according to the New York Times another box will get ticked today:
Good news for Google using folks and music fans in Germany, Mountain View has finally made Google Play Music All Access available there. While the iPhone version may have only just joined us, Germany has been waiting about four months since the service first landed on European shores. Free - Download Now
If you're an American then Deezer won't be too familiar to you, but all that is set to change in 2014. The music streaming company which is already available in locations around the world is set to finally hit the U.S. music arena some time in 2014. And, while cracking the States is going to be an incredibly tough ask, it's impossible to avoid the worlds largest music market forever.
After the longest "few weeks" in history – 24 to be precise – Google FINALLY released Google Play Music for iPhone. With little in the way of explanation for why it took so long, many of us gave up waiting and took our music needs elsewhere. Sure, there are some excellent third-party Google Music clients already available on iOS, but for something such as this you need an official...
The cloud; not just for work, but also for play. Music from the cloud has been steadily growing in popularity in recent years, to the point now where even Apple is getting in on it with iTunes Radio. Many camps consider it to be the future of how we listen to music, but we're not there yet. Not even close. There's a whole myriad of reasons as to why, and no matter how much we want it...
More and more our mobile devices and services are becoming integrated into our cars, and BMW has announced new support for Napster on their Connected Drive system for European drivers. Connected Drive has data connectivity to pull information from the cloud, and works in tandem with an iPhone which docks into the system. Through this, the car then gains access to all your Napster tracks...
Pandora for iOS has been given a nice, if not huge, update that's clearly aimed at improving the overall user experience. Version 4.4 adds an auto-pause function that kicks in and pauses your music the instant you mute your device, a handy touch to have, and slightly easier than turning on the screen first to manually pause, for sure. Free - Download Now
Spotify and Facebook are pretty close these days, with Facebook log in seemingly the preferred method of setting up an account. But, some of us don't have a Facebook account, or just plain don't want to use anything that makes us log into it in this way. Fear not though, because with Spotify there is another way. You just have to look beyond the iOS app to find it.
Spotify has pushed out an update to their iOS app with a bunch of new features — mainly for the iPhone — with the addition of the new Discover tab top of the list. The now playing view is also getting some polish, and there's a shiny new icon to boot as well. Free - Download Now
Microsoft has taken another step forward with its Xbox Music service by launching the much rumored web player, though any iOS app is still very much absent. With a web client now active, it means that Mac using Xbox Music subscribers, of which we're sure there's a few, can listen to their music. Until now, only Windows users had been able to get their music on their desktops.