SEATTLE—November 6, 2012—Subscription music services have never been sexier than Rhapsody’s new Android app. But don’t let the stunning visual interface fool you—this is an app that combines beauty and brains by surfacing personalized recommendations and suggests music based on time and day—a first among on-demand music services.
“It’s never been easier to discover the right song at the right moment,” said Paul Springer, senior vice president, worldwide product and design, Rhapsody. “Our customers want their music within arms reach and the ability to download or play instantly with the push of a button. Our latest Android app delivers that experience and more.”
Rhapsody also announced the Beta launch of Rhapsody Replay. Replay is a new concierge feature that will appear on the home screen after learning your listening patterns. It provides personalized and easy access to familiar music based on the time and day.
“Our customers told us that in addition to discovering new music, they enjoy listening to familiar favorites,” observed Springer. “We also know that they listen to different music throughout the day—what they listen to on their motivating morning drive or run is not what they listen to while making dinner or relaxing in the evening. So, we built that intelligence into the app—which gets smarter the more you listen.”
In addition to Replay, the latest update includes a new home screen that showcases new releases as well as playlists and content curated by Rhapsody’s editorial staff. Fresh updates have been made to the player, which now includes full-screen album art and swipe-to-skip functionality, as well as quicker access to shuffle and repeat. Under the hood is the fastest ever version of the Rhapsody Android experience, with easier access to radio and improved offline playback and downloads. The app is available and free to download in all major Android app stores.
The Rhapsody® digital music service (www.rhapsody.com) gives subscribers unlimited on-demand access to more than 16 million songs, whether they’re listening on a PC, laptop, Internet connected home stereo or TV, MP3 player or mobile phone. Rhapsody allows subscribers to access their music through mobile phones from Verizon Wireless and MetroPCS, through Rhapsody applications on the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, RIM BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and Android mobile platforms as well as through devices from Vizio, SanDisk, HP, Sonos and Philips. Rhapsody is headquartered in Seattle, with offices in Frankfurt, London, Luxemburg, New York and San Francisco. Rhapsody, and the Rhapsody logo are registered trademarks of Rhapsody International Inc. Follow @Rhapsody on Twitter and keep up with the latest on the Rhapsody Facebook page.