streaming music

Facebook Music “Listen with your friend” leaks

Facebook Music “Listen with your friend” leaks

Facebook's f8 conference kicks off in just a few hours, but the company's announcements keep leaking; next up is a "Listen with your friend" feature, apparently set to be added to the social network's new ticker. Facebook creative director Ji Lee accidentally revealed the communal streaming system in a promptly-deleted tweet, but not quick enough to stop Mitchell Holder from grabbing a screenshot. "Listen to what your friends are listening [to]" Lee says of the service, "LIVE."

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Creative Zen X-Fi3 Hands-on [Video]

Creative Zen X-Fi3 Hands-on [Video]

This week at IFA 2011 we've been able to get our hands on more than a couple devices, taking lovely videos as we go - this particular device is certainly not like the others in that instead of a smartphone, tablet, Ultrabook, or pair of earbuds, we've got an odd little music player. This is the Creative Zen X-Fi3, and as Creative shows us, it's meant to be a competitor in the currently iPod-dominated portable music player market. It's got a several features that are sure to turn your head including X-Fi Crystalizer audio enhancement and the ability to play FLAC files, but are they enough to get past the fact that this device does not have a touchscreen display? We've come to expect as much from basically every little portable device like this on the market - does it need to be in tact in order for us to love a product?

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SlashGear Spotify Invites Now Up for Grabs!

SlashGear Spotify Invites Now Up for Grabs!

It's time for Spotify! It's the streaming music service that everyone is talking about, one where when your in, you've got access to thousands of tracks of music, new and old, all from your home computer or mobile device (for a fee of course.) What we've had up until this point is a collection of 100 invites we've been dolling out on Google+, one by one. NOW what we've got is a whole invite page that'll allow you, your sister, your cousin, your mother, and your estranged uncle to get an invite right away! Check out all the details below!

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iCloud UK launch unlikely until 2012

iCloud UK launch unlikely until 2012

Apple's new iCloud service may have been one of the three pillars of Steve Jobs' WWDC 2011 keynote, but  the music storage aspect of the service looks to be US-only for some time. According to a major record label source in the UK, speaking to The Telegraph, "tentative talks have begun between the major labels and Apple in the UK. However, all talks are at the really early stages and no one expects to see the cloud music service live on this side of the pond until 2012."

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Slacker Radio Premium: Spotify for the US

Slacker Radio Premium: Spotify for the US

Streaming radio service Slacker has launched a new paid service, Slacker Premium Radio, offering on-demand access to the company's music catalog. Priced at $9.99 per month, the new premium tier includes the same ad-free music and unlimited song skips of the existing Radio Plus service ($3.99 per month), but throws in granular access to individual songs, albums, top charts, station playlists and single-artist radio stations via either the web interface or the new Slacker apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android and BlackBerry.

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Sony Hints At Withdrawing From iTunes

Sony Hints At Withdrawing From iTunes

It was reported today in an Australian newspaper, The Age, that Sony has hinted at withdrawing from Apple’s iTunes store. Sony has in the works an alternative to the iTunes platform called Music Unlimited that will allow music to be streamed to multiple devices including Sony TVs, PlayStation3 consoles, PSP portables, and Blu-Ray players.

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Last.fm demands premium radio subscriptions for iOS, Android & more

Last.fm demands premium radio subscriptions for iOS, Android & more

Last.fm has announced mandatory paid subscription plans for mobile and home entertainment devices accessing its streaming radio service, with the new premium subscriptions affecting anybody listening on their Android or iOS device, or indeed via Logitech's Squeezebox system. According to the company "it is not practical for us to deliver an ad supported radio experience" beyond the website and desktop app, though Windows Phone 7 users will still get free service in 2011.

Full list of affected devices after the cut

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iDisk update adds streaming iPhone music support

iDisk update adds streaming iPhone music support

Apple has quietly put into play a streaming music service, freeing iPhone users from the limited internal storage of their smartphones and instead allowing them to play content stored remotely in their iDisk cloud backup.  Spotted by Michael Robertson of MP3.com, the new service currently requires users to actively manage the transfer of files to the iDisk store - there's no automatic sync with iTunes, nor playlist support - and then select the files through the iPhone iDisk interface.

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