Rhapsody archive

  • Qualcomm AllPlay: Another Sonos challenger enters the game
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    Qualcomm AllPlay: Another Sonos challenger enters the game

    By 4 September 2013

    Qualcomm has announced Qualcomm AllPlay, a new feature for its processors that will let you replicate the Sonos system in your home without worrying about what brand the speaker is. For those unaware of Sonos, it is a multi-room system that allows to...

  • Ford SYNC AppLink adds Rhapsody, Glympse and more
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    Ford SYNC AppLink adds Rhapsody, Glympse and more

    By 7 January 2013

    Ford has added a round of useful apps to its in-car, voice-control system that is Ford SYNC. The AppLink catalogue now includes the on-demand music service Rhapsody. If you launch the Rhapsody app on your phone while in your car, the Ford SYNC system...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Rhapsody submits iPhone Application to Apple
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    Rhapsody submits iPhone Application to Apple

    By 24 August 2009

    Real Networks has announced that its Rhapsody streaming music service has been submitted to Apple for review. The application is free, but you'll need a Rhapsody To Go subscription to use it, which is only available in the US and costs $15 per month....

  • Yahoo Music Store shutting down DRM servers
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    Yahoo Music Store shutting down DRM servers

    By 28 July 2008

    It was way back in February that Yahoo announced that it's music service was to be transferred over to RealNetworks' Rhapsody. Now the fall-out has actually started. All Yahoo Music Unlimited subscribers are being offered the option to transfer their...

  • Rhapsody takes on iTunes
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    Rhapsody takes on iTunes

    By 30 June 2008

    Digital music seller Rhapsody is going after Apple iTunes and has a whooping $50 million in its pocket to spend on ads. Rhapsody scored a massive coupe when it signed a contract in February with Yahoo to provide all of its online music offerings, but...

  • RealNetworks to drum up interest in Rhapsody music service with SanDisk's help
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    RealNetworks to drum up interest in Rhapsody music service with SanDisk's help

    By 18 September 2006

    There’s another team entering the music player/music service game to join the iPod and iTunes duo and the Zune and Zune Marketplace twins. RealNetworks is holding hands with SanDisk to put content from its service on to a range of Sansa players in the...