Google Going ‘All In’ with Books, Movies, and Music in Android Marketplace

Android Market Books Page ScreenshotWow, apparently Google wants to turn Android into the ultimate entrainment platform — beyond supporting smartphone and tablet apps. The company has begun flipping the switch on some of its server configured Android Marketplace URLs for books (now live), movies, and music which were discovered last week. So what does this all mean? Google wants [...]

Rdio Now Available in the Roku Channel Store

Rdio Web and Mobile Compatible Devices GraphicFans of the subscription music service, Rdio, will be happy to learn that their $9.99/mo Rdio Unlimited plan now supports the Roku player. The Rdio service can be found in the Roku Channel Store through the device and provide users unlimited access to the service's entire music collection, as well as to a user's custom created [...]

Slacker Radio Integrates On-Demand Music Playback

Slacker Play Album PhotoAccording to Gizmodo's exclusive hands-on, Slacker in the coming months will make its 3 million song catalog available on-demand to premium users. The new offering integrates into the current interface and will allow users listening to an artist to play the artist's whole album or a selected track instantly. Slacker is even including a back [...]

Video Demo: Spotify (Beta) Music Player

Spotify Music Player ScreenshotAttached below is demo I made of the Spotify music player / service currently available in Europe (and hopefully coming soon to the US). As you'll see, the player itself is nicely designed and incorporates many feautres found on popular music services like Last.fm, iTunes, and Rhapsody. However, its biggest differentiator is that members can tap [...]

New Zune Pass Music Subscription Model Unveiled

Zune Pass 10 GraphicNow here's a music subscription model I can endorse! Microsoft is announcing that it has made agreements with major and independent music labels to offer unlimited, on-demand access to its subscription music service, Zune Pass, for $14.99 per month. But the best part... each month subscribers will get to KEEP 10 tracks to add to [...]

My Movies for Windows Home Server Gets CD Ripping Functionality

Got to love it. Just a couple weeks ago Brian Binnerup unveiled My Movies for Windows Home Server. Essentially, it enabled the Windows Home Server platform (with a built-in or external disc player) the ability to rip and manage DVD, Blu-ray, and HD DVD movies directly to the system without the need of a separate [...]

Kenbushi 7.4 Syncs Music and Movies to Most Portable Media Players

Lava Software is now shipping Kenbushi v7.4, their free digital media jukebox software which puts your library of movies, TV shows and music at your fingertips for easy browsing, fast searching and instant playback (video demo). Kenbushi can be used to manage and play media on a Mac or PC, sync media to all non-Apple [...]

Yahoo! Music Closing Shop and Pulling DRM License Key Servers September 30, 2008

Bad news Yahoo! Music users (and an other example of why we and others have warned you that DRM sucks for your digital media archive). The service has begun sending out email messages notifying customers that the digital download music service will be discontinued and that the DRM license key servers that allow people to [...]