Music Streaming Services

  • Google to launch new music streaming service in coming weeks 43 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Google is planning new and revamped streaming-music services in coming weeks, searching for a way to stand out in an increasingly crowded field of rivals from Apple and Amazon.com to Spotify. Nailing music is one way for Google to raise chances of continued success as people spend more time...
  • YouTube to launch paid music streaming service June 18, 2014

    San Francisco: Google Inc's YouTube said on Tuesday that it plans to launch a paid streaming music service, amid criticism that its existing, free video website might block the music videos of labels that do not agree to its terms. YouTube has partnered with "hundreds of major and independent" music labels...
  • Prime Music: Amazon launches free music streaming service for Prime members June 12, 2014

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc launched a streaming music service on Thursday that comes free with its $99ayear Prime membership program, but offers a smaller selection of recent hits than rivals Spotify and Apple Inc's Beats Music. The new feature, dubbed "Prime Music," allows subscribers of the $99ayear program to stream or...
  • Amazon set to launch a music streaming service this week: Report June 12, 2014

    New York: US online giant Amazon is preparing to launch a streaming music service as early as this week, the New York Times reported Wednesday. The report, citing unnamed sources, said the service would have a more limited catalogue than some rivals but would be offered free and without advertising for...
  • Why Apple is planning to buy music streaming service Beats May 19, 2014

    San Francisco: More than a decade ago, the late Steve Jobs pulled one of his trademark reality distorting maneuvers, browbeating music label executives into selling songs on Apple Inc's thennascent iTunes digital store for a mere 99 cents apiece. Now, the tables have turned and it's Apple that is being forced...
  • Rdio acquires Indian music streaming service Dhingana; paves way for India foray March 17, 2014

    New Delhi: US-based Digital music service Rdio has acquired Indian music streaming firm Dhingana, paving way for entering the Indian market. However, no financial details of the deal were disclosed. Set up in 2007, the Pune-based firm offered legal music streaming services across platforms with its portfolio of over one...
  • Spotify rolls out free music service to mobile devices December 12, 2013

    New York: Online musicstreaming service Spotify on Wednesday launched a free music service for smartphones and tablets as it tries to hook a fastgrowing group of users keen to stream tunes on their mobile devices. Spotify offers free music on desktop computers with advertising but customers previously had to pay for...
  • Microsoft launches Xbox Music on Web for free September 10, 2013

    California: Microsoft is making its Xbox Music streaming service available for free on the Web - even to those who don't use Windows 8. The expansion beyond Windows 8 devices and Xbox game consoles starting Monday is intended to bring new customers into the software giant's ecosystem of devices and services...
  • iTunes Radio: Apple announces music streaming service June 11, 2013

    New York: Apple unveiled an Internet radio service called iTunes Radio on Monday and said the service will personalise listeners' music based on what they've listened to and what they've purchased on iTunes. Apple said iTunes Radio will be available this fall in the US. It will be free with advertisements...
  • Apple to sell audio ads on 'iRadio' music service: Sources June 6, 2013

    San Francisco: Apple Inc is gearing up to sell audio ads on a musicstreaming service it intends to unveil at its developers conference next week, according to people familiar with the plan, going up against Google Inc and Pandora Media Inc in the increasingly competitive market for mobile tunes. The iPhone...
  • Music streaming service Spotify to expand into Asia, North Europe April 16, 2013

    Stockholm: Music streaming web service Spotify said it was expanding into Asia and Latin America, announcing plans to launch in eight new countries as it attempts to catch up with larger rival Pandora Media Inc and keep ahead of new entrants to the sector. Unlisted Spotify, which has about 24 million...
  • Apple in talks with Beats Audio over new music service March 6, 2013

    San Francisco: Apple Inc has held talks with Beats Electronics LLC, the audio technology firm co-founded by influential hip-hop producer Dr Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine, on a potential partnership involving Beats' planned music-streaming service, three people familiar with the situation told Reuters. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook met with...
  • Samsung confirms to bring its Music Hub streaming service to nonSamsung devices January 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Samsung is planning to make its Music hub streaming service launched in the US last July available for nonSamsung devices. According to a report from The Next Web, TJ Kang, SVP for Samsung Media Services said, "the plan to expand its availability goes beyond just...
  • Google to take on Apple's AirPlay November 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Google is constantly upping the ante against Apple when it comes to its services. According to GigaOm, Google is working on an alternative to Apple's AirPlay service. The first step towards this was taken in the recent launch of YouTube's AirPlaylike video beaming. This allows users to 'send'...
  • HTC to launch music streaming service: Reports February 15, 2012

    New Delhi: If rumours are to be believed, HTC is planning to come up with its music streaming service. According to GigaOm, HTC, which acquired a substantial stake in Beats Audio, a company started by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre last year, is said to be working with Iovine...