Harman International’s JBL brand has added a new home speaker product that offers wireless playback without a Bluetooth connection. The JBL Playlist has Google Chromecast built in, which means owners of the speaker can use the it to stream music, radio, or podcasts from their other devices.[read more]
Google’s launch event yesterday had some good news on the music side, launching a new piece of home entertainment tech. It’s the Chromecast Audio, a variant of the Chromecast stick specifically designed for streaming audio. This is the latest in Google's push for a living room takeover.[read more]
Rdio announced a tighter integration with the Roku set-top box. Roku remote controls in the U.S. will add a shortcut button for the music service for direct access to the app. The Rdio channel has also be redesigned with improved navigation, and it will appear by default in the “My Channels” section of the navigation menu.[read more]
TuneIn Radio announced in a blog post that it is now supported on Google Chromecast. Listeners can now stream the company’s programming to their televisions, and more importantly, to their televisions’ sound systems. To accompany the announcement, TuneIn is hosting a giveaway of Chromecast devices on Twitter.[read more]
A mere month after Grooveshark announced that it would be supported on the Chromecast dongle, the streaming service was suspended for violating Google’s Terms of Service. The problem stemmed from allegations by the RIAA that Grooveshark was infringing on artists’ copyright.[read more]
Google announced that it will give U.S. Chromecast users a 90-day free trial subscription to the All Access Music service. The subscription streaming platform usually costs $9.99. Google is offering the free deal through September. Chromecast has been out for a year now, and it’s Google’s method of getting streaming media from mobile devices to a television screen. Several services, including Pandora, Beats Music, and Rdio, have added support for Chromecast.[read more]
This week, Rhapsody and its subsidiary Napster, and Rdio, have implemented Chromecast support in their apps. Now we can look forward to a series of similar announcements of music services leaping aboard Amazon's brand new Fire TV device, launched yesterday. what does it mean for consumers?[read more]
Songza updated its iOS and Android apps today, adding Chromecast capability. Google Chromecast is a thumb-sized WiFi device that plugs into a digital television’s HDMI port. when activated, Chromecast streams content from partner providers, or from anything playing on Google’s chrome browser.[read more]
Distribution. For most music services, the important distribution channels outside the computer are mobile and cars.
Developing for mobile means creating apps for the two major device platforms: iOS and Android. In some cases format-specific app designs are made for phones and tablets.