Napster launches XM tie-in software
Hear a song on the Net then buy it
Napster and satellite radio company XM today provided the first glimpse of the results of their strategic alliance, announced in July.
XM’s 5m US subscribers can now grab a public beta release of the XM+Napster software that connects Internet-streamed radio broadcasts to digital music downloads.
The application tunes into and plays over 80 XM Radio Online-hosted music channels and allows listeners to buy songs from Napster that they’ve just heard on the radio. XM subscribers can pay a monthly subscription fee for unlimited-but-tethered downloads or they can purchase individual songs on a one-off basis.
Full story: The Register