Apple dezvolta un nou serviciu de streaming audio asemanator Pandora sau Spotify

  La doar un an de la lansarea iTunes Match, Apple deja lucreaza la un alt serviciu de streaming audio care va rivaliza de aceasta data cu Pandora sau Spotify. Compania abia a inceput sa negocieze cu marile case de discuri din SUA, iar serviciul sau ar urma sa le ofere utilizatorilor posibilitatea de a asculta “posturi radio” care ruleaza melodii alese in baza preferintelor utilizatorului. Practic nu vorbim de posturi radio reale, ci de posturi radio facute de aceste servicii, insa Pandora este extrem de populara in SUA, iar Apple vrea sa o detroneze. Aplicatia companiei ar fi preinstalata in terminale si ar oferi utilizatorilor aceleasi functii de baza, plus altele noi despre care nimeni nu stie ceva deocamdata.

In a move that could shake up the growing field of Internet radio, Apple plans to develop a service that would compete with Pandora Media by sending streams of music customized to users’ tastes, three people briefed on the plans said late Thursday. Apple, which has already dominated the field of digital music with its iTunes store, is in the early stages of negotiating with the major record labels for the service. Apple’s service would probably take the form of a preinstalled app on devices like iPhones and iPads and might be able to connect to users’ iTunes accounts to judge their tastes. 

  Avand in vedere ca Apple abia a inceput sa negocieze cu marile case de discuri, ma astept ca abia la iOS 7 si iPhone 6 sa fie lansat acest serviciu, lansarea intr-o perioada mai apropiata neavand rost, chiar daca ar fi posibila. Serviciul pregatit de catre Apple ar fi foarte interesant, el ar putea fi disponibil chiar si gratuit avand in vedere ca Pandora ofera o versiune gratuita, dar cu reclame, deci ne asteapta lucruri interesante. Chiar daca acest serviciu al Apple va fi lansat anul viitor in SUA, ar putea trece inca unul sau doi ani pana va ajunge in Romania, deci pentru noi este complet inutil daca nu va fi gratuit si ne va fi blocat accesul la el in baza IP-urilor.

By offering streams customized to each user, Apple’s program would compete with Internet radio services like Pandora, Slacker and iHeartRadio, which is offered by the radio giant Clear Channel Communications. But while most such services operate under limited licenses that restrict what they can do with the music — for example, limiting the number of times songs by particular artist can be played within an hour — Apple is seeking direct licenses with record labels that would give the company more flexibility in using music, according to the people briefed on its plans.