Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lost FM: Last FM does less

It's not quite as apocalyptic as it sounds as first:

Last.fm is retiring a feature whereby users could play any full song they like, and is instead outsourcing the feature to a range of third-party, cloud-based music services.

You can still listen to music through Last FM: it's just you can only do so now through its clunky random radio service.

So it's not quite Last FM falls silent; and pointing listeners to hear a specific track on a different service isn't a bad idea. Kind of implies that they're struggling to make enough money to cover the bandwidth costs of people having a quick, specific listen, though.


2 comments:

Chris Brown said...

That means we can't listen to an album on vinyl and stream the tracks online at the same time to keep the scobbles accurate.

Er, it wasn't just me doing that, was it? Oh.

simon h b said...

*wishes he'd thought of that*

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