Published April 18, 2013
Twitter announced on Thursday the launch of its standalone music application, called Twitter #music, which suggests artists and songs to users based on their accounts on the microblogging service.
According to a company blog post, the app is available through Apple’s (AAPL) App Store and will be rolled out on the web Thursday morning. Twitter said it plans to bring the service to Google’s (GOOG) Android.
Twitter #music uses three providers, Apple’s iTunes, Spotify and Rdio. App users will hear preview clips from iTunes by default. Users of Spotify or Rdio can log into their accounts and hear full tracks.
Twitter confirmed last year’s acquisition of music recommendation service We Are Hunted. According to All Things Digital, the microblogging service began to work on the new music app at that time.
Last week, Twitter confirmed last year’s acquisition of music recommendation service We Are Hunted. According to All Things Digital, the company began to work on its new music app at that time.