Last.fm to charge for mobile app

Various versions of the mobile app stream a personalized music feed of your favorite music and related recommendations. This has been free, but it will soon be chargeable.

Last.fm mobile apps screenshot
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Last.fm is introducing a charge for the streaming functions in its mobile app . We had a chat with Matthew Hawn of Last.fm to find out what the change means.

The various versions of the mobile app stream a personalized music feed of your favorite music and related recommendations. Up until now, this has been free, but it will soon be chargeable. The ad-free subscription costs $3 a month.

The radio service will become a paid feature on February 15. The Web and desktop versions of the radio will still be free. It will also be free on Xbox Live and Windows Phone 7 phones. New subscribers also get a free trial, letting you stream 50 songs before you have to pay.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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