Rhapsody unveils streaming music app for BlackBerry, updates iPhone app


Streaming music service Rhapsody has launched a mobile app for BlackBerry users. This means Rhapsody subscribers can now tune into millions of songs using the on-demand music service on Android, iOS, and BalckBerry devices — as well as using a computer.

The Rhapsody service runs $9.99 per month, although the company offers a seven day free trial. The BlackBerry app supports BlackBerry OS 5.0 and up and allows users to access 200 genre-based stations as well as millions of songs which are available for on-demand streaming.

The app supports the BlackBerry Curve’s hardware buttons, allowing users to control music playback using either the phone’s buttons or the buttons on a Bluetooth headset.

Rhapsody has also launched a new version of its iPhone app which allows users to download an entire album for offline playback by pressing a single button. That feature isn’t yet available in the BlackBerry app. In fact, the BlackBerry version of Rhapsody doesn’t let you download songs at all — you need an internet connection to play the music, but Rhapsody plans to roll out offline support in a future version.

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Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since 2006. Brad has also worked with NPR, WHYY, PRI, and AOL.

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