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Apple Reportedly Planning Streaming Music Service 95

Nerval's Lobster writes "Apple plans on taking a big bite of the streaming-music market, according to unnamed sources speaking to The New York Times. Those sources suggested that an Apple streaming-music service would 'probably' center on an app of some kind, and link to iTunes in order to better evaluate the listener's musical interests. In broad strokes, that would make it similar to Spotify, a streaming-music service that also requires an app. Other popular cloud-music hubs, including Pandora and, operate primarily as browser-based services. The Wall Street Journal, citing its own unnamed sources, indicated that any Apple streaming service would work on iOS devices such as the iPad, Macs, and 'possibly on PCs running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system.' In keeping with Apple's intense rivalry with Google, one source added, the service would not appear on Android devices."
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Apple Reportedly Planning Streaming Music Service

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  • by alen ( 225700 ) on Friday September 07, 2012 @02:12PM (#41263401)

    there is too much music for me to buy. $10 a month for an all you can listen to spotify is much lighter on the wallet.

    spotify premium and others like slacker have caching and offline listening modes. have had them for years. stupid geek fears have been overcome long ago for normal people

  • by TimHunter ( 174406 ) on Friday September 07, 2012 @04:02PM (#41265831)

    ...hating on Apple things that actually exist, the Slashdot crowd decides to start hating on speculative Apple things that may not ever exist. And second-guessing decisions that may not have actually been made.

    After all, arguing about NYT link-bait is so much easier than making reasoned comments based on facts.

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