Thumbplay Music Service Available for iPhone 4

Posted by at 12:06 pm on July 20, 2010

Thumbplay has announced   that its cloud-based Thumbplay Music service is available on iPhone OS 4. Thumbplay Music takes advantage of the iOS 4’s long-awaited multi-tasking capabilities, allowing users to listen to their favorite tracks while performing other functions (checking e-mail, surfing the Web, etc.) as the service plays with a minimized screen in the background. Thumbplay Music has featured background play on Android and BlackBerry smartphones since launch (May 2010 and March 2010, respectively). Thumbplay Music is still the only cloud-based subscription music service available on all three major smartphone platforms -” iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.

Said Evan Schwartz, CEO and Co-Founder of Thumbplay: “Our number one objective is to deliver a great music experience for our customers. Background play is the top-requested feature among Thumbplay Music’s iPhone subscribers, and that demand has gone through the roof since the launch of the iPhone 4. We’re proud to continue to set the bar for cloud-based music services.”

Thumbplay Music includes its own in-app media player and boasts several compelling features, including:

  • Unlimited, on-demand access to any artist or album; choose from millions of songs
  • Build a personal music collection with Favorites and effortless Playlist creation; auto-sync between smartphone and PC/Mac
  • Online and offline access: No connection? No problem! Listen to music on the subway or in-flight. Available anytime, anywhere. (Offline playback is currently available on BlackBerry smartphones. Android and iPhone coming soon.)
  • Genie for music discovery: Instantly generate customized recommendations from select songs -“ it’s a great way to quickly build playlists that you know you’re going to love while discovering new music
  • Music Sharing: Stream songs live on Facebook – select “Share” by right-clicking on any of the millions of songs within Thumbplay Music’s desktop app. Share music with specific friends or with everyone in your Facebook network -“ also coming soon for Twitter
  • Search: Find music by artist, song, album or genre; includes free previews of all songs
  • Import existing iTunes playlists within Thumbplay Music’s companion desktop app. With a few clicks, recreate iTunes playlists and have them available on smartphone and PC/Mac.
  • Free, “no strings attached” three-day trial; subscriptions are then available for $9.99/month.

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