Last.fm will no longer stream to mobile devices without a subscription


Streaming music service Last.fm has announced that it will shut off its free service for mobile users on February 15th. Users will need to sign up for a subscription to use the service on mobile phones.

Desktop users in the US, UK, and Germany will still be able to listen to a free, ad-supported service.The company says ad-supported internet radio “isn’t practical” for mobile devices.

Mobile users will be able to continue using other Last.fm features for free, including scrobbling, recommendations, and social networking.

Last.fm offers apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 7. The company will offer a free trial period allowing new users to test the service before deciding whether to pay for a subscription.

via Download Squad

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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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  • Sevenseassailing

    Bad move! Other internet streaming stations will throw in a commercial or two and I’m fine with that. I already pay enough in data fees and there are plenty of other streaming services out there. Goodbye !

  • http://www.facebook.com/afree313 Alexander Freeman

    I just got their e-mail and I cancelled my account.

    Good luck last.fm

  • Steven

    agreed ,

  • Dsetag

    Last.fm tell your story walking. PEACE!!

  • Laptop Skins

    I prefer Last.fm to Pandora and Slacker, but I can’t see myself paying for a subscription unless the other two follow suit..