Omnifone’s MusicStation to get added to HP PCs

British-based company, Omnifone has clinched a potentially lucrative deal with Hewlett-Packard to pre-install its MusicStation music service onto HP computers and laptops.

 

The deal which will cover 10 European countries comprising of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK will give music lovers the benefit of downloading from a library of 6.5 million tracks.

 

 – Spotify iPhone, Android and Nokia apps tested

 – Best music streamers

 – Amazon UK MP3 Store for Android hands-on review

 

For £8.99 a month, MusicStation subscribers can download an unlimited number of tracks, plus get 10 DRM-free tracks each month to load onto any music device.

 

Spotify’s Premium service which would be its closest competitor in the UK, is £9.99 a month and while that does allow you to make tracks available offline, you’re not allowed to keep them.

 

MusicStation like Spotify, similarly has a mobile phone presence on networks such as Vodafone and features on Sony Ericsson handsets, making it a suitable rival for the current streaming music favourite.

 

Omnifone’s download service may not be the only new music provider to head to the UK in the near future. Sky Songs and MySpace Music already make up what is fast becoming a crowded market, but it’s the speculation surrounding an Apple streaming music service launching in the Spring that should make the digital music market a little more interesting.

 

The MusicStation service which will be packed into 16 HP computers and laptops across Europe from this week, offering a free 14 day trial with the opportunity to sign up to the full service.

 

Link: Guardian

 

British-based company, Omnifone has clinched a potentially lucrative deal with Hewlett-Packard to pre-install its MusicStation music service onto HP computers and laptops.

 

The deal which will cover 10 European countries comprising of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK will give music lovers the benefit of downloading from a library of 6.5 million tracks.

 

 – Spotify iPhone, Android and Nokia apps tested

 – Best music streamers

 – Amazon UK MP3 Store for Android hands-on review

 

For £8.99 a month, MusicStation subscribers can download an unlimited number of tracks, plus get 10 DRM-free tracks each month to load onto any music device.

 

Spotify’s Premium service which would be its closest competitor in the UK, is £9.99 a month and while that does allow you to make tracks available offline, you’re not allowed to keep them.

 

MusicStation like Spotify, similarly has a mobile phone presence on networks such as Vodafone and features on Sony Ericsson handsets, making it a suitable rival for the current streaming music favourite.

 

Omnifone’s download service may not be the only new music provider to head to the UK in the near future. Sky Songs and MySpace Music already make up what is fast becoming a crowded market, but it’s the speculation surrounding an Apple streaming music service launching in the Spring that should make the digital music market a little more interesting.

 

The MusicStation service which will be packed into 16 HP computers and laptops across Europe from this week, offering a free 14 day trial with the opportunity to sign up to the full service.

 

Link: Guardian

 

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