Napster archive

  • Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Spotify vs Rdio vs Deezer and more
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    Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Spotify vs Rdio vs Deezer and more

    By 29 January 2014

    When it comes to digital distribution of media, music has always led the way. Napster had the music industry in uproar in 2002 when it was ordered shut down. Now with TV and film being torrented it's all starting up again with Pirate Bay in the sights...

  • Napster now available on BMW ConnectedDrive, plug in your iPhone for streaming music access
    Cars

    Napster now available on BMW ConnectedDrive, plug in your iPhone for streaming music access

    By 12 August 2013

    Napster has announced that its music-streaming service is now available to BMW car owners with ConnectedDrive. BMW ConnectedDrive is an in-car system that allows connection to all manner of internet services. The car, such as the new electric BMW i3,...

  • Napster music streaming app now available on LG Smart TVs
    Televisions

    Napster music streaming app now available on LG Smart TVs

    By 16 January 2013

    Rhapsody owned Napster announced that the company is extending its music streaming reach into the living room through a new free app on LG's Smart TV line. The Napster app, available for download from the Premium Apps card on 2012 LG Smart TVs, gives...

  • Xbox 360 gets SkyDrive support along with 40 new apps worldwide
    Gaming

    Xbox 360 gets SkyDrive support along with 40 new apps worldwide

    By 11 December 2012

    A whole swathe of new applications are coming to Xbox Live by next spring - 40 of them worldwide, in fact. And several are due next week, including UK debuts for SkyDrive, Napster and Karaoke, a hub for the Karaoke Channel. SkyDrive support will allow...

  • Rhapsody takes the fight to Spotify with European Napster buy-out
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    Rhapsody takes the fight to Spotify with European Napster buy-out

    By 26 January 2012

    The UK's streaming music arena could be set to welcome the arrival of a heavyweight contender by way of US giant Rhapsody. Rhapsody has just announced its European expansion through the acquisition of Napster International, following its takeover of...

  • Napster dies - service is officially no more
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    Napster dies - service is officially no more

    By 2 December 2011

    Napster has finally been laid to rest. It is no longer officially in existence, being merged entirely with Rhapsody today after the company purchased it from Best Buy last month.  Best Buy will still retain a stake in Rhapsody; they have owned the rights...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #63
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #63

    By 23 November 2011

    The Pocket-lint Podcast turns its attention to Adobe's decision to stop supporting Flash for mobile devices, including Android beyond Ice Cream Sandwich. In addition, Rik Henderson, Stuart Miles and Dan Sung look at the problems that have surrounded the...

  • Spotify and Napster see mass exodus of record labels
    Online

    Spotify and Napster see mass exodus of record labels

    By 16 November 2011

    Dance music distribution, manufacture and management company ST Holdings has withdrawn all of the content it looks after from Spotify, Napster, Simfy and Rdio. Out of the 238 labels it distributes, only four requested that they remain on the streaming...

  • Rhapsody buys Napster
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    Rhapsody buys Napster

    By 4 October 2011

    Rhapsody has announced it is to buy Napster from electronics retailer Best Buy as it tries to stay one step ahead of competing music services like Spotify. "This deal will further extend Rhapsody's lead over our competitors in the growing on-demand music...

  • Free music with CPW Android and iPhone offer
    Phones

    Free music with CPW Android and iPhone offer

    By 3 August 2011

    Napster has teamed up with the Carphone Warehouse in order to launch a nationwide (UK) offer, which could see you entitled to 3 months free music on Napster Unlimited plus Mobile. The offer's open to those of you who purchase a monthly contract or prepaid...

  • Loewe TVs get intergrated Napster support
    Televisions

    Loewe TVs get intergrated Napster support

    By 3 June 2011

    Loewe's web connected TVs are now Napster compatible, bringing music downloads and streaming to your sitting room.  Napster will appear on Loewe's MediaNet on Individual LED, Connect LED and Art LED screens. Currently Napster has over 15 million songs...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Napster (iPhone)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Napster (iPhone)

    By 19 May 2011

    With Spotify recently announcing that it would be cutting back on the amount of free listening that it offers, it seems that subscription services are the way forward. Today's app of the day - Napster Unlimited plus Mobile - from digital music pioneer...

  • Philips Streamium MCi900   review
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    Philips Streamium MCi900 review

    By 18 November 2010

    The Philips Streamium MCi900 offers a huge range of features packed into a component style hi-fi system that promises to be “obsessed with sound”. Underlining the whole premise is a system that will ask you to part with £1000 of your hard earned...

  • Google TV: Detailed and explained
    Home Cinema

    Google TV: Detailed and explained

    By 5 October 2010

    Google TV promises to revolutionise our televisions and bring the web into the living room, but what exactly is it, and what will it bring. On the eve of the Logitech and Sony launch events in the US, Google has finally laid down some of the assets,...

  • Deck your halls with Christmas music
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    Deck your halls with Christmas music

    By 24 December 2009

    It's Christmas. The season of eating, drinking, making merry, and - most importantly - giving. So here's what we're giving you this Christmas - the gift of music. The gift of Cliff Richard, Mr Blobby, and Rage Against the Machine. We're giving you the...

  • Google launching music service?
    Online

    Google launching music service?

    By 21 October 2009

    It's being reported that Google is planning to launch a music service imminently. A number of sources quoted by TechCrunch are saying that the company is securing content from major labels, and one source has named the offering "Google Audio". At a time...

  • Napster UK subscription service   review
    Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Napster UK subscription service review

    By 19 October 2009

    Napster has had a tough time since "going legit". While it was the foremost filesharing network of its day, and arguably the original source of the explosion in P2P antics over this decade, it's had trouble transferring that brand power into a legitimate...

  • Which is the best online music service?
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    Which is the best online music service?

    By 12 October 2009

    With Sky's announcement of the company's upcoming service, Sky Songs, we finally have proof that every man and his dog is getting in on the music scene. As a consumer, though, the picture just gets that little bit more complicated. If you want all the...

  • Napster revamps UK music offering
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    Napster revamps UK music offering

    By 7 October 2009

    Napster has decided to revamp its UK music offering, making it significantly cheaper than its old subscription service. The company is now offering unlimited streaming of tracks via the Web and through a desktop application for £5 a month, and it's throwing...

  • Napster announces Dell partnership
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    Napster announces Dell partnership

    By 2 October 2009

    Napster has entered into a partnership with Dell that'll see the latter's laptops coming with a free year of Napster Unlimited. That subscription entitles the user to a year's worth of unlimited on-demand listening from one of the better catalogues in...

  • Napster confirms no streaming music iPhone app
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    Napster confirms no streaming music iPhone app

    By 2 September 2009

    Napster has admitted that unlike its rivals, it has no plans for a streaming music service on the iPhone. A spokesperson for the company put the blame on " high licensing fees for streaming to a mobile phone". Napster says that it wouldn't be able to...

  • Job posting suggests Napster planning iPhone app
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    Job posting suggests Napster planning iPhone app

    By 10 June 2009

    In a further expansion of the mobile music sector, and following the recent announcement of mobile apps from Spotify and We7, Napster has joined the party. It's currently recruiting a software engineer via Craigslist, looking for someone with experience...

  • Napster's 10th Birthday
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    Napster's 10th Birthday

    By 2 June 2009

    Ding! Napster is now 10 years old, which means that if you remember using it in its original form then you're officially old. The file-sharing network that began the downfall of major music labels has celebrated with a post on its blog from CEO Chris...

  • US Napster relaunch sees $5 per month streaming
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    US Napster relaunch sees $5 per month streaming

    By 18 May 2009

    Napster has unveiled new price plans in the States offering a combination of "the freedom of MP3s with the discovery benefits of a high-quality streaming music service ". Now priced from $5 per month, Napster users get five unrestricted MP3 downloads,...

  • Noxon iRadio Cube
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    Noxon iRadio Cube

    By 4 November 2008

    Noxon has added to its range of internet radios with the dinky iRadio Cube. This device is claimed to offer access to more than 11,000 stations worldwide, as well as podcasts and FM stations. Manufacturer TerraTec adds that three favourites can be stored...