music streaming

BBC rumored to have Playlister music streaming service in the works

BBC rumored to have Playlister music streaming service in the works

BBC has done very well with it streaming video player called iPlayer. Hordes of computer and mobile device users who enjoy BBC television programs use iPlayer to catch up on their favorite shows on the go. Reports are coming in that BBC is eyeing the launch of a new music streaming service.

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BBC currently working on their own music streaming player

BBC currently working on their own music streaming player

If you're a fan of BBC's iPlayer, then you'll be excited to hear that they're working on a similar type of player, but this time it will focus solely on music. It's said to be called Playlister and it will allow subscribers access to hundreds of thousands of songs without paying any additional fees.

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XtremeMac unveils new BT Connect and BT Home Connect devices

XtremeMac unveils new BT Connect  and BT Home Connect devices

XtremeMac has unveiled a couple new products aimed at Apple users to allow wireless streaming of music to non-Bluetooth home or portable audio systems. The two new products include the BT Connect, and the BT Home Connect. Both devices allow wireless streaming using Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) sound.

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New iPod Touch available in 5 colors for $299 starting September 14

New iPod Touch available in 5 colors for $299 starting September 14

Apple has just finished unveiling their all new 5th generation iPod Touch and wow does it look awesome. While many use their iPhone's conveniently as their iPod, Apple still has a huge market for the iPod Touch. This redesigned 4-inch iPod has tons of improvements that makes it a real winner and we have all the pricing details below.

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BlueAnt Ribbon music streaming device debuts

BlueAnt Ribbon music streaming device debuts

BlueAnt has been in the Bluetooth market for a long time making products ranging from wireless portable speakers to Bluetooth headsets for smartphone use. The company has announced a new product designed specifically for streaming Bluetooth music called the Ribbon. The Ribbon is designed to clip onto the user's clothing and features a "twist and go" design.

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Grooveshark app hits Google Play store again

Grooveshark app hits Google Play store again

It's certainly not unheard of for Google to ban certain apps from its Google Play store. Many of these apps don't have to disappear if they are banned from the official Android app market place. Since Android is open many of these apps can simply be offered on third-party stores for people to download. Over a year ago, Google pulled the music streaming app for streaming service Grooveshark from its offerings.

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SiriusXM On Demand for iOS now available

SiriusXM On Demand for iOS now available

It looks like SiriusXM is ready to start providing its content in a way people will be more receptive to, today announcing the launch of SiriusXM On Demand. The company says that over 200 shows and 2,000 hours of content will be available from its network on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Better yet, the app will be available at no extra cost to existing SiriusXM subscribers, so if you happen to miss your favourite show while on the road, you can fire up the app and listen later without worrying about the costs.

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Spotify adds mobile radio to Android

Spotify adds mobile radio to Android

Spotify announced last month that it would be adding a radio feature to iOS devices that would let users set up custom stations based on genres, artists, and playlists, and now the company has announced that it’s bringing the same feature over to Android too. Free Android users and those with a premium subscription to Spotify, which adds mobile access on top of unlimited music streaming, will be able to enjoy the same functionality as iOS users starting from today.

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Samsung Music Hub beta release hands-on

Samsung Music Hub beta release hands-on

This week the folks at Samsung have allowed a select few to get a hands-on experience with their brand new Music Hub, an application which will at first only be available on the Samsung Galaxy S III. This application is at first glance a mix between each of the greater streaming music applications out there: Google Music and Spotify seeming particularly comparable. When you get in deep, though, you'll find that it's not only the nicer bits of each of the top brass music apps on the market, it's got a pretty nice overall feel as well.

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Google Nexus Q hacked to run games

Google Nexus Q hacked to run games

Google unveiled the Nexus Q streaming device yesterday alongside the Nexus 7. Taking a look at the specs, you might see an all too familiar processor, with the device featuring a dual-core OMAP4460 CPU - the same chip that's inside the Galaxy Nexus - along with PowerVR SGX540 graphics and 1GB of RAM. Google also hinted at the Q's hackability thanks to the inclusion of a microUSB port, and it looks like developers are starting to see what the device can really do.

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Apple tipped to overhaul iTunes, improve sharing

Apple tipped to overhaul iTunes, improve sharing

Apple showed off a whole host of new features at WWDC 2012, but things have been quiet on the iTunes front. Bloomberg reports that Apple is busy preparing a major update to iTunes that will have deeper integration with iCloud and place an emphasis on sharing. Sources speaking to Bloomberg say that Apple recognizes that organizing the various content available from its services has become difficult, with iCloud integration hoping to fix that.

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Spotify introduces Artist Apps

Spotify introduces Artist Apps

One way for Spotify to leverage its ecosystem is to build apps around individual bands or artists, and the company has taken the wraps off several such apps today. Quicky Jones, Tiesto, Rancid, and Disturbed now all feature their own apps that will give users access to information and pull in all the music from the artists. Spotify say that even more Artist Apps will be launching in the near future that will follow the same pattern.

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