Rhapsody – the on-demand digital music service – has announced the launch of its mobile application for the Blackberry. With this announcement, the service is now available on all major smartphone platforms including Apple, Android, and now RIM. Rhapsody offers about 10.5 million-track music catalogue.
With Rhapsody for BlackBerry, Rhapsody subscribers can access the music service from anywhere with a network connection. As with Rhapsody apps for Apple and Android, subscribers can enjoy their playlists from any BlackBerry smartphone and discover new music through playlists and radio stations programmed by Rhapsody's music editors.
"We are committed to bringing the Rhapsody experience anywhere our subscribers wish to enjoy digital entertainment, be it the mobile device, MP3 player, home audio system or television," said Brendan Benzing, chief product officer, Rhapsody. "Paramount to this is creating an optimal experience that is tailored for each specific device, exemplified by the BlackBerry app."
The Rhapsody for BlackBerry app is the only on-demand premium music service application to fully integrate the hardware on the ubiquitous Curve (version 5.0 and higher), allowing users to operate the media, mute and volume buttons on the popular device. In addition, the app can be controlled via Bluetooth headsets.
“Listening to and discovering music is simplified on the BlackBerry with charts of top tracks, albums and artists; lists featuring new releases and editor recommendations; and the top stations on Rhapsody Radio,” the company added. The streaming radio service contains more than 200 genre-based stations programmed by Rhapsody's in-house music experts, who guide listeners through a variety of music collections culled from Rhapsody's expansive music catalog. Subscribers can access all this content from the home screen, which also features Search, My Playlists and New This Week.
In addition, the company claims that it has simplified the music download experience for iPhone users as well, with an updated version of its iPhone app, available on iTunes. This enhanced version of the app gives iPhone users the ability to download entire albums for offline playback with just one click.
BlackBerry users can download the new application from www.rhapsody.com, and it will soon be available at BlackBerry App World and other app stores.
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