Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Internet, Software, Mobile Software Last.fm radio app goes 'premium' on home and mobile devices, web and desktop streaming remain free

 
Last.fm has decided to tweak its offering on the app front, where it is now introducing a new subscription requirement for most mobile and home entertainment devices. From here on out, you'll have to pay for the privilege of streaming music through the company's software on devices like the iPhone and Squeezebox, though the blow is nicely cushioned by the news that there won't be any ads to dilute your aural pleasure. Windows Phone 7 won't be subject to the new fee for the remainder of 2011 in the US and UK, while Sonos devices will continue to stream freely until this summer, but eventually it seems like all these apps will cost a little bit of cash to use. And "little" is the operative word here, as Last.fm is asking for only $3 / €3 / £3 per month. If you really can't stomach the outlay, however, just stream via the web or desktop application.

[Source: Lastfm via Engadget]

16 comments:

  1. i think its a step in the right direction. but there are too many better alternaives like grooveshark, which is completele free and also there is a mobile application. so, why should i use this premium service? last.fm was really cool to record my music that ive heard, but not more...

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  2. never used last.fm so this wont really bother me.

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  3. That kinda sucks but then again i don't have a smart phone.

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  4. little is the first step, a lot is next.

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  5. I think I'll stick to the regular version for now. But this interests me.

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  6. I lol'd at "A prestigious black icon."

    Guess they have to cash in some how..

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  7. You can also use a german proxy and you get it is free. No idea why but it is :)

    Cool blog, following and supporting!

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  8. Eh, that's fine. I only use pandora on my Roku. As long as I can use it on the PC for free then I'm good.

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  9. I enjoy using other things then this.

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  11. This was a good read. Thanks for posting!

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  12. I'm scrobbling music to last.fm, but I'm not going to pay even 1 cent ;) I'd rather stop using that.

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