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MTN’s launched a time-based music streaming service called, duh, MusicTime

Mobile network MTN recently bought music streaming Simfy Africa. Now it’s using its new acquisition to launch a novel take on a streaming service — which it’s calling a ‘world first’ called MusicTime. As the name suggests, the service lets users buy streaming access by time. MTN subscribers can buy 120 minutes of access to the service for R5 or 300 minutes for R10 ...[Read More]

How to get Spotify in South Africa

So, you’ve tried Simfy Africa, Deezer and Google Play Music but you’re disappointed by their rudimentary interfaces. You’ve taken Tidal for a spin, but Jay-Z’s cockiness about it puts you off so much even Queen B’s Lemonade and the promise of improved audio fidelity — which you haven’t been able to discern — isn’t enough to justify the cost. An...[Read More]

YouTube Red lands next week and streaming services best be scared

Google’s YouTube, the biggest content streaming service in the world, is launching its paid-for, ad-free service called YouTube Red in the US next week (28 October) and offering users a month to try it out before committing to the $10/month subscription. Given YouTube’s massive and ever-growing catalogue of content, and the fact it’s the de facto music streaming service for cash-...[Read More]

Apple Music has landed, here’s what you need to know

Yesterday Apple’s long awaited and eagerly anticipated music streaming service, Apple Music, launched in 100 countries, including South Africa. The service is available as part of an update to Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS and an update to iTunes for Mac. Android and Windows users will get the service later this year. As is Apple’s style, it’s late to the streaming g...[Read More]

Tidal’s Hi-Fi audio streaming service is here

From today South Africans can subscribe to high fidelity streaming service Tidal for $9.99 (R120) per month. The service offers users access to more than 25 million tracks, over 75 000 high-definition music videos and a range of curated playlists. Users can try the service for a week for free before committing to the monthly fee. Tidal aims to set itself apart by offering higher-quality content th...[Read More]

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