Beats Music Preview

Beats Music Preview

The crowded streaming music service market that includes Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, iTunes Radio and others can add Beats Music among the available options to consumers. After pre-launch marketing that included the 49ers Colin Kaepernick and the infamous Richard Sherman, timing could not have been better for the Tuesday launch of the new service. Beats Music hopes they can wedge themselves in between the other services by being different. For one, there is no ad-supported version of Beats Music. It's a pay to play service, priced at $9.99, which is in line with the others. A partnership with AT&T lets their customers sign up for a discounted family plan, which costs $15 per month. AT&T customers can also take advantage of a rather … [Read more...]

App(s) Review: The Only Internet Radio Apps You Need

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If you own an iPhone, it's probably safe to say that you're somewhat of a worldly person who loves having music with you everywhere you go. You might also enjoy discovering new music, instead of listening to the same old playlists every day. Well, the miracle that is Internet radio, which thankfully does the thinking and tuning for you, has exploded in the past decade or so, and, of course, it's finally picking up steam in the App Store, too. There are plenty of Internet radio, music-streaming apps to sift through, but many are buggy, not what they claim to be, or just plain disappointing. The right Internet radio app should be the only one you need and the only you use, so I tested out some of the more popular ones and narrowed them … [Read more...]