AT&T presses play on new music service
AT&T announces a new music service for its Quick Messaging phones that brings the ability to purchase and download songs and listen to radio stations.
Developed by PacketVideo, the AT&T Music application combines an array of services into one app, including:
The ability to preview, purchase, and download songs or entire albums right from the phone
Access to 40 commercial-free radio stations based on genre
Music/artist identification services, either by searching by lyrics or holding your phone up to a radio or TV
Customization of unlimited personal radio stations
AT&T says that it plans to enable full song and album downloads through direct deals with
Sony Music Entertainment, EMI Music, and indie music distributor The Orchard, with additional content partners to be announced at another time.
AT&T Music is available now for three of the carrier's Quick Messaging devices--the
AT&T Music costs $6.99 per month and you must have an unlimited data plan, and song and album purchases are charged a la carte.