As expected, Spotify has today announced a new music streaming service for Android and iOS that won’t cost you a penny to enjoy. It’s not traditional Spotify streaming as you know it, though; the new “Shuffle” feature lets you pick an album or artist then delivers tracks in a random order.
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A new Google Play Music update is rolling out now, and it brings with it a number of small but significant new features — one of which is the ability to specify where your downloaded music is stored.
The APK also includes code that hints at SD card support for All Access (Google’s music streaming service), Sound Search integration, and URL sharing.
There aren’t many in-ear monitors made of steel. Aluminum? Yes. Plastic? Wads. But steel-bodied IEMs — now that’s a rare find. There’s good reason for this: Though the material is solid, hard-wearing and, according to some, produces a cleaner sound, it’s heavy — which can make steel-housed IEMs often uncomfortable and annoyingly ill-fitting.
But forget all that. Scottish-based RHA have managed to make the stainless steel-bodied MA750i supremely comfortable and well-fitted, even under heavy action. In fact, RHA absolutely nailed it perfectly with these ‘phones in every single category that matters, with only two or three minor trade-offs.
Chances are you’ve already picked your preferred music streaming service by now, but you’ll have another to consider next year when French startup Deezer make its debut in the United States.
The company has avoided the U.S. up until now, citing too much competition, with Spotify, Rdio, Google Play Music All Access, and many others already offering subscription-based music streaming services there. But having already amassed over 5 million paying customers in 185 countries worldwide, it’s ready to do battle with the big guns.
Google has today enabled Google Play Music All Access in Mexico, just over a week after the service extended its reach in Europe. The service can be enjoyed both on the web and via the Google Play Music app for Android, and you can sign up now for a free 30-day trial.
Google Play Music All Access has today expanded its reach across Europe by arriving in seven new countries. The rollout comes less than a month after the service’s first European expansion, and it brings the total number of supported countries up to 19.
Rdio announced this morning that it is launching a new personalized radio station feature to take on Pandora and iTunes Radio. The new radio station feature, dubbed You FM, combines users’ listening history with track voting, Facebook likes, Twitter follows and more to give each user an individualized experience.
Here are the other features Rdio added:
Sceptre’s Sound Bar 2.1 turns your standard HDTV into a Smart TV with quite a bit of help from the Android operating system. Once connected, the hardware allows you to connect to the internet and download apps from Google Play, as well as surf the web and play your favourite games on the big screen.
We’ve reached the final week where you can pick up Google Play Music All Access for just $7.99 per month. As of July 1, the price of the service will go up to $10.99 per month for new subscribers, but if you get in early, the lower price is locked down.
Rdio has updated its family subscription plans to allow up to five people to enjoy its music streaming service at once. The family plans aim to prevent sibling squabbles over just one Rdio account, and they’re cheaper than buying separate subscriptions for everyone in the home.