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