Napster makes its way to iOS devices

The song service is now available in Apple's App Store. The app gives users unlimited listening to the company's 10 million tracks for $10 per month.

Napster

Napster has launched an application for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

The self-titled Napster program allows users to listen to the service's 10 million tracks as often as they'd like. The app includes access to new songs, the top tracks on the Billboard charts, as well as older records dating as far back as 1955. Users can opt to save songs, create playlists, and go back and listen to albums from their iOS-based device. The app also includes an automix feature for users who want to hear artists similar to some of their favorites.

Napster's journey to the Apple App Store is one for the ages. Originally a place where users could download music at no cost, the service has barely hung on through the years as the music industry sunk its teeth into it. But survive it did. And in 2008, Best Buy acquired Napster for $121 million .

Napster's app is free to download, but in order to access the program's content, users will need to pay $10 per month. Subscribers can also listen to Napster on their browsers at no additional cost.

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Don Reisinger is a technology columnist who has covered everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems. Besides his work with CNET, Don's work has been featured in a variety of other publications including PC World and a host of Ziff-Davis publications.

 

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