Tag Archives: desktop

Pandora’s Premium music streaming service arrives on the web

A desktop-based offering was sorely missing from Pandora Premium, given the $10/month fee, but from today all subscribers will be able to access their catalog from their PC or Mac. There are, of course, some limitations to launching a web app as opposed to a native desktop app, as it means offline access to music isn’t yet available. A spokesperson wouldn’t confirm whether a native desktop app is in the works or not. However, the company said that web access has been the feature most requested by its subscribers. – Paul Sawers, VentureBeat http://ift.tt/2CmUWgs

Music streaming players Spotify and Pandora look to turn media buying conversations from radio…

New data from comScore, measured across Australian users’ desktops and mobiles, shows global giant Spotify as the biggest service locally with 2.985m “unique monthly visitors” for December. German audio distribution platform SoundCloud is second with 2.059m and internet radio service Pandora third with at 976,000, while internet radio app TuneIn and iHeartRadio are at 484,000 and 468,000, respectively. – Nic Christensen, mUmBRELLA

Spotify adds lyrics to desktop app so you can annoy the hell out of everyone nearby

The new feature comes courtesy of Musixmatch – owner of the largest lyrics catalog in the world […]. In the coming weeks you’ll find the button at the bottom of the desktop app – hit it with any track (er, you can forget instrumentals, obviously) and away you go. It’s also possible to search and browse lyrics from popular tracks using the Explore feature. – Trevor Mogg, Digital Trends
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