music streaming

AirGo is first outdoor speaker to house AirPort Express for AirPlay

AirGo is first outdoor speaker to house AirPort Express for AirPlay

Russound announced today its AirGo Outdoor Sound Station that's the first outdoor speaker system to tout Apple's AirPlay music streaming technology via the attachment of an AirPort Express device. Usually we see speaker docks with AirPlay integrated, but the AirGo has, instead, a weatherproof compartment where an AirPort Express unit can be stowed.

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Logitech adds MOG access to Squeezebox

Logitech adds MOG access to Squeezebox

The Logitech Squeezebox line of media players has been around for a long time now. Logitech is always looking to add the ability to stream more content to the device. Today Logitech has announced the latest addition to the Squeezebox streaming service. The latest addition is MOG access.

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Sony Music Unlimited gets major update for PS3

Sony Music Unlimited gets major update for PS3

Sony released a major update today for its Music Unlimted service that streams music to PlayStation 3 consoles. The update brings an interface overhaul for the service on PS3, but more importantly, adds new music discovery capabilities as well as a "My Channels" feature that lets you customize your music listening experience.

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Spotify for Blackberry preview supports some models

Spotify for Blackberry preview supports some models

Spotify has turned out to be a very popular music service in the US now that it has finally launched. Spotify has been raking in huge numbers of users since its deal with Facebook and you can bet a bunch of those users are on Blackberry smartphones. Spotify has announced a new preview of the Spotify for Blackberry app.

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Rhapsody buys Napster in attempt to fight Spotify

Rhapsody buys Napster in attempt to fight Spotify

Rhapsody announced today that it will be buying Napster from Best Buy to boost its subscriber base and expand its IP portfolio. The move appears to be a direct reaction to the intensifying competition from music service rivals like Spotify, which has been hogging much of the spotlight lately. The terms of the deal have not been revealed, but it is expected to close around November 30 with Best Buy receiving a minority stake in Rhapsody.

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Spotify US thrown open: no invite required (Update)

Spotify US thrown open: no invite required (Update)

Music fans that want to try Spotify before they pay for a premium account and couldn't get an invite before will be glad to hear that anyone can get on Spotify now. The only caveat to the free access is that it lasts six months and you have to sign in with your Facebook account to access the site. The six months is unlimited listening and apparently, you have to upgrade to the premium account after that time to keep the tunes going.

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Spotify hooks up with Facebook for music sharing

Spotify hooks up with Facebook for music sharing

Facebook unleashed a whole slew of major announcements today during its f8 developer conference, but one of the deals we've been anticipating is some sort of Spotify integration. And indeed, Spotify along with a few other music services have hooked up with Facebook for a new kind of music sharing through the social network's new Ticker feature.

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Google’s cloud music service now available on iOS

Google’s cloud music service now available on iOS

The Google Music service that launched back at Google I/O will now work on iOS devices, including both iPhones and iPads. The service has generated very little buzz since its inception and still remains in a private beta stage. However, the service had been rumored for months before its launch and is Google's first major attempt to rival Amazon's Cloud Player and Apple's iTunes with iCloud.

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Facebook to launch music service on September 22

Facebook to launch music service on September 22

Facebook's long rumored music service may finally hit the social platform later next month. We reported back in June, that the music service could launch at the company's f8 developer conference, and now a new report from CNBC's Jon Fortt further confirms that the service will indeed be unveiled during the event on September 22.

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Boxee Box adds MOG music streaming

Boxee Box adds MOG music streaming

Boxee is now adding the MOG music streaming service to their lineup of available apps on its set-top box. The Boxee Box has recently seen the addition of Grooveshark as well as new support for AirPlay along with an iPad app, giving owners many options when it comes to consuming TV, movies, and music.

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iTunes Match Beta released to developers

iTunes Match Beta released to developers

As part of Apple's new iCloud service is a feature called iTunes Match, which was first announced back at WWDC 2011. This feature will set Apple's cloud music service apart from competitors and has just been released in the latest iTunes 10.5 Beta 6.1 update to developers. The service should launch alongside iOS 5 and the iPhone 5 and/or 4S, both rumored for a September-October time frame.

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RIM officially launches BBM Music service

RIM officially launches BBM Music service

RIM's rumored BlackBerry music streaming service has officially launched. The details are much like we suspected last week, when insiders revealed that RIM was near signing all four major record label companies. The service offers an odd twist on music sharing and discovery that could either help spread usage or make it a huge flop.

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