Spotify and Tidal Got a New Rival in the UKAdded: Thursday, October 15th, 2015
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Music industry gave up to earn something from CD sales and had to shift its focus on live gigs and streaming. However, the public have been notably unexcited about the prospect of paying monthly subscriptions to use a streaming app. The facts remain facts: launches this year from Tidal and Apple have been met indifferently rather than with excitement. However, a new startup in the UK hopes to buck the trend.
Electric Jukebox offers the usual stream of musical endorsements, but it claims this first British entry into a field dominated by Spotify also offers something new. What is this? The chance to turn your TV… into a jukebox!
In short words, instead of an app that requires a monthly fee to play on your device, Electric Jukebox is sold as a Wi-Fi dongle (the “Electric Jukebox stick) for the TV set, and a Wii-style controller with built-in microphone to search for music playing through TV speakers.
Electric Jukebox believes that its system will attract consumers for whom the current apps are too much hassle. The company claims that it is able to turn listening to music into a shared experience and points out that its product was aimed not at music obsessives but at the general market, who have been driven away from regular paid-music consumption by the digital revolution. On the other hand, the new service would have the same accessibility to catalogues as its rivals, so the fans of a particular artist would also be able to enjoy.
As it has been said earlier, Electric Jukebox doesn’t come with monthly fees. However, it’s not a cheap alternative to Spotify, because the device package is sold for £179. Further, if you want access to the “premium catalogue”, you can get one for free for the first year, then there is an annual fee of £60.
Thursday, October 15th, 2015
|posted by (2015-10-15 15:21:49)|
|The price and the annual fee for, presumably, an advert free version has probably already signed the service's death warrant. People want music for less, but such a steep cost for what may prove to be a flash in the pan isn't worth spending the initial money on.|
If Apple Music got their act together and offered their full catalogue and halved their monthly fee, they'd get a hell of a lot more subscribers. I signed for the free trial and quite like it, but there are a lot of tracks/albums unavailable for the service - yet can be purchased in the iTunes store. When they originally started promoting they offered their full catalogue.
|Spotify Web Player is the best source to listen to free songs||
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