Microsoft started something pretty revolutionary with the ZunePass – an all-you-can-eat music buffet for only $14.99 a month that grants you 10 songs every month to keep, even if you discontinue the service. Unfortunately Apple never saw fit to include such an amazing service in iTunes, to allow iPod users the option to listen to as much as they want for a nice monthly fee.
Well now Napster – the old king of music before iTunes came along – has created an application for all iOS devices. Napster is pretty much answering the question created by Microsoft and left unanswered by Apple: Where is the all-you-can-listen plan for those of us with iPods and iPhones? The new Napster application gives you access to millions of songs at only $10 a month, which is even cheaper than Microsoft’s ZunePass for Zune media devices.
Listen instantly to your choice of over 10 million full-length songs as often as you like, and in the order you want, including new releases and old favorites–all for just $10 a month. You can save songs, playlists, and albums to your iPhone® to enjoy when not connected and listen while you run other apps. Also enjoy Napster on any connected computer, compatible TV, Blu-rayTM player or other compatible home audio product. New customer? TRY IT FOR FREE, and save 20% when you choose the Napster plus mobile access annual plan.
Some of the things you can do with Napster plus mobile access:
- Save songs, albums, and playlists to play even when you’re offline
- Kick back with playlists, recommendations, and Billboard® charts dating back to 1955
- Create your own playlists for a customized listening experience
- Save your last 100 songs played so you can easily replay favorites
- Automix your favorite song to create an instant playlist blending similar artists
Napster plus mobile access also allows unlimited access to Napster on the web from any browser. Please note: Songs saved to your mobile device will only remain playable during your Napster plus Mobile Access subscription membership. Napster is not responsible for any data charges that your mobile carrier may charge. Service available to US residents only.
So is this application enough to make you ditch iTunes shopping and go all the way with Napster? Let us know in the comments.