Tag Archive: music

Apr 09 2013

Nokia Music Arrives on Windows 8 and Windows RT

Just a quick note for those into Nokia Music on Windows Phone 8 and also use Windows 8/RT. Nokia has seen fit to release a Nokia Music app for these additional platforms to get some further traction in the music market against the likes of Spotify (who are still yet to release an app for …

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Mar 23 2013

Free Pandora Finally Comes to Windows Phone 8

Just a quick update. It looks like that Pandora app has appeared in the last twenty four hours and with it comes free streaming music for Windows Phone 8 users in USA, Australia and Canada. Mind you, the standard free service is ad-supported but not so for Windows Phone 8 for the remainder of 2013. I’ll be …

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Feb 03 2013

Rdio – An Alternative to Spotify in Windows Phone 8

For the Windows Phone 8 faithful there have been some key applications missing that might help tip the scales in its favour. Big names such as Instagram are still noticeably absent despite a pledge late last year that an app would arrive. Spotify is very much in the same boat and its tardiness might be …

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Nov 20 2012

Free Streaming on Xbox Music

With the approaching release of Windows 8 and Windows RT for tablets, Microsoft is upping the ante with its newly rebranded Xbox Music service (formerly known as Zune) to try and get a slice of the music market and really go toe to toe with the likes of Apple’s iTunes and other big names such …

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Nov 15 2011

Zune Music Pass Now Available in Australia

It’s a day early but you can now activate your Zune Music Pass in Australia by visiting http://www.zune.net/en-us/products/zunepass/default.htm and logging in with your Australian-based Windows Live ID. You can sign up for the 14 day free trial after which your credit card will be debited $11.99 on a monthly basis (or you can switch to the annual …

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Oct 11 2011

Samsung Unveils its Music Hub Subscription Service

It looks like Aussies will start to get more of a taste of subscription music to go head to head with Sony’s offering, Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity. This comes in the absence of an offering from Microsoft and its Zune service and Google preventing people from outside the USA from signing up to its …

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Aug 03 2011

Spotify Now Available and Free in the USA (and Down Under Just Quietly)

It seems that cloud music is gaining some popularity with the Spotify music service now becoming available in the USA after a successful run in Europe. Unlike Google and Amazon’s cloud services, Spotify provides streaming music without you initially having to own a copy of a track or album. As usual, us users in Australia …

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Mar 31 2010

Subsonic – Free Streaming Music

A few days ago, a friend of mine (thanks Mark!) brought a fantastic piece of software to my attention. It’s called Subsonic and it basically allows you to stream your music collection over the Internet to a streaming capable device. You’ll need a Windows, Mac or Linux computer to act as the streaming server and …

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