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Sony Music Unlimited iOS app released

Sony Music Unlimited iOS app released

Sony today launched an iOS app for its Music Unlimited streaming service, which had previously been available only to Android users. This will help open up the service to many new users to compete against similar music streaming platforms such as Spotify, MOG, and Rdio, all letting users stream music, customize playlists and more with a cheap monthly subscription.

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Spotify Play Button embeds music for free

Spotify Play Button embeds music for free

Spotify has launched the Spotify Play Button, an embeddable media player allowing websites to insert a song, album or playlist directly into their pages. Targeting sites like band pages, which might want to allow fans to listen to their tracks without diverting them away from the page itself, the Spotify Play Button is free to use and offers access to the streaming media company's millions of tracks. Meanwhile, there's also integration into popular microblogging service Tumblr.

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MOG finally releases Windows desktop app

MOG finally releases Windows desktop app

MOG is finally releasing a native app for Windows desktop users. The popular music streaming service has long had apps for OS X, iOS, and Android, but Windows users have had to rely on accessing the player via the web browser. The announcement comes just as the company is in the spotlight for a possible merge with HTC and Beats Audio.

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Spotify preparing family subscription plans

Spotify preparing family subscription plans

Music streaming service Spotify will be offering family subscription plans sometime in the near future, according to comments made by the company's chief content officer, Ken Parks. This should be a welcome option for Spotify subscribers and will certainly put pressure on the competition for rivals such as Rdio, which already offers family plans.

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Spotify spreads: Streaming service hits Germany

Spotify spreads: Streaming service hits Germany

Streaming music service Spotify has launched in Germany, overcoming long-standing music licensing headaches to bring free and paid plans to its thirteenth market. As expected, Spotify is offering its usual free plan - supported by adverts - as well as two premium plans, with €4.99 for ad-free listening with Spotify Unlimited, and €9.99 for Spotify Premium with mobile access.

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Spotify reaches 3 million paying subscribers

Spotify reaches 3 million paying subscribers

Spotify has reached a new milestone, hitting 3 million paying subscribers, up from 2 million in September and 2.5 million in November. The conversion ratio of paying subscribers has also increased, with the new figure representing 20 percent of Spotify's active user base, whereas that ratio was 15 percent last March.

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Facebook now lets you listen to music with friends and groups

Facebook now lets you listen to music with friends and groups

Facebook has just announced a new feature that will let you listen to music with a friend or with a group of friends via Facebook's chat service. There's already plenty of music services integrated into Facebook now, with your ticker notifying you of who's listening to what and when, but now you can easily hit up a friend or friends and play virtual DJ directly in Facebook.

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Sony Music Unlimited app heading to iOS

Sony Music Unlimited app heading to iOS

Sony today revealed plans to roll out an iOS version of its Music Unlimited app, which has so far been available to Android, PCs, and other connected devices such as Sony's PSP, PS3, and BRAVIA TVs. Sony Entertainment Network president Tim Schaaff made the announcement, saying that being a Sony customer doesn't necessarily mean every device you own will come from Sony.

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