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rdio and Sony Music Unlimited both issue important updates for Android apps

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Two of the more familiar names in music streaming services updated their Android apps today. Both the beautiful and highly rated rdio and the massive and growing Music Unlimited upped their game. For SonyR…

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Entertainment

Sonos Controller for Android updates app with tablet UI

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Sonos owners finally have the ability to control their music players from a proper tablet app. While the Sonos Controller for Android has been compatible with Android for some time now, it was only functional b…

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Android App Reviews

Songza re-ups with expert Music Concierge playlists, lockscreen controls, and new Holo-like design

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One of my favorite music streaming apps on Android is Songza for tablets (formerly Songza HD) because it factors in actual humans to craft music playlists rather than rely on algorithms. If you remember from my…

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The Nexus Q gets a bad rap, but is everyone in tech missing the point? [Opinion]

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The reviews of the Nexus Q have poured in since Google announced its new media-streaming device, and the word isn’t very favorable. The general consensus seems to be that the Q, while good looking and a so…

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LG

LG Cloud service stores files and streams all major media to smartphone, PC, and TV

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Shortly before MWC 2012, LG teased its LG Link cloud service that could backup files and critical data. But that was also-ran service that treated the cloud as “storage device” rather than an acce…

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Spotify completely redesigns Android app, adds 320kbps streams, speed, and Holo

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Spotify hasn’t updated its Android app since November, despite frequent reports from users about the app crashing, performing poorly, or having a frustrating interface. A new update to one of the worl…

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Entertainment

Sony Music Unlimited Android app now has offline storage

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While Sony Music Unlimited has offered millions of songs available for on-demand streaming, the service and Android app previously required a persistent web connection to be effective. That’s not go…

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Android App Reviews

Rhapsody launches Android tablet app for music streaming service

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Rhapsody streams your favorite music to your Android phone, Google TV, and even your Sonos player. Today, the company added Android tablets to the list thanks to a new tablet view designed specifically with 7 t…

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Entertainment

Reminder: Rhapsody and Napster are now one service/app

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Napster members attempting to stream music today might be surprised to discover that the app no longer works. Neither its website nor Google TV app are blasting the hits anymore because Rhapsody has acquired N…

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Android App Reviews

Songza HD is a playlist-driven DJ for any mood or occasion

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There are literally millions of songs available to listen to at any given moment, so music streaming services need to have a unique aspect in order to stick out from the crowd. Songza, a streaming music service t…

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Skifta now streams music, photos, and video to and from Android devices over 3G or Wi-Fi

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After being in beta for several months as a streaming service for DLNA, Skifta has graduated to “gold status” as a full-fledged product for Android. Now anyone with a compatible Android 2.2 or hig…

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Entertainment

Spotify enables open sign-up with Facebook accounts

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UPDATE: This article originally said that Spotify is offering 6 months of premium streaming, but THAT MAY BE INCORRECT. This sign-up method appears to provide only open access to Spotify on the desktop. We apo…

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Sonos adds Play:3 speaker, lowers prices, & updates Android app for more languages

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Sonos is expanding options for its home audio set-up. Streaming music, podcasts, and radio stations through a hardware and software combo that we raved about previously, Sonos now has the Play:3 audio speake…

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Android App Reviews

Spotify U.S. launches with Android & Sonos support, and big expectations [First impressions]

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Don’t believe the hype. That’s what I thought few weeks ago when it became clear that Spotify‘s oft-rumored U.S. launch was finally going to be real. I wondered if anybody would care consid…

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Android News

Is there anyone left to care about a Spotify U.S. launch? [Opinion]

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Remember when Spotify was the most anticipated app this side of Netflix? Android users in the U.S. couldn’t wait until Spotify came to their shores and delivered free streaming, cached playlists, and w…

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