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Last.FM Shuts Down Its Streaming Service To Focus On Scrobbling

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Last.fm Shuts Down Its Streaming Service To Focus On Scrobbling
Posted 6 hours ago by Romain Dillet
Source: TechCrunch
 
Music discovery company Last.fm just announced that it will end its subscription radio streaming service on April 28th.
 
The radio service is currently available in the U.K., the U.S. and Germany with a freemium model. For $3/€3/£3, users can access Last.fm radio on their phones and get an ad-free experience. The streaming service is also available in Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil, but without the free ad-supported membership. Paid users can request a refund.
 
After closing down the service, the company will focus on its core product, the scrobbling experience — scrobbling being sending the name of the song to Last.fm in order to build a music profile. In the early days of the startup, you had to install a plugin on your computer. Now, you just have to enter your Last.fm username in the Spotify settings, Sonos, Squeezebox and more. Last.fm released the Scrobbler app for iOS.
 
Last.fm will remain a music recommendation service, but it will rely on third-party services. For example, you can launch a Last.fm radio using the YouTube-powered player or the Spotify app — but the future of Spotify apps seems compromised as well.
 
In 2007, Last.fm was acquired by CBS for $280 million. Ever since the acquisition, the music service has slowly faded away from mainstream adoption. Instead, competing radio services like Pandora took off, and new unlimited streaming services like Spotify became more popular.

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Rico    3,115

Never used the streaming lol

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Onika    22,274

I had no idea they even offered a streaming service tbh

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Alek    1,400

Let's hope they will improve, and make it more fun brit10

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Chanel    398

Bout time antm1 gimme iphone scrobbling plz

you already can scrobble from your iphone sis?

there's the "last.fm scrobbler" app that scrobbles your plays once you connect it to the computer.

unless you mean wireless.

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Chanel    398

good there's so much more they need to focus on.

like seriously they're lucky they're the only site that provides this sort of service because they're shit.

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Andrew    1,120

you already can scrobble from your iphone sis?

there's the "last.fm scrobbler" app that scrobbles your plays once you connect it to the computer.

unless you mean wireless.

Yeah I already do that, but I rarely ever plug my phone into my computer, only when I'm adding new music :/ I wish they had an option to scrobble it live from the iphone.

 

I've heard it's actually a problem with Apple's software though and how they don't export the music data or something like that. Maybe they can find a workaround though idk

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Yeah I already do that, but I rarely ever plug my phone into my computer, only when I'm adding new music :/ I wish they had an option to scrobble it live from the iphone.

 

I've heard it's actually a problem with Apple's software though and how they don't export the music data or something like that. Maybe they can find a workaround though idk

 

when i use the last.fm scrobbler it scrobbles live from the iphone tho? you can also use CloudScrob

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Chanel    398

Yeah I already do that, but I rarely ever plug my phone into my computer, only when I'm adding new music :/ I wish they had an option to scrobble it live from the iphone.

 

I've heard it's actually a problem with Apple's software though and how they don't export the music data or something like that. Maybe they can find a workaround though idk

you only have to do it once a month (scrobbles are invalid after 30 days)

so it's not really a MAJOR problem

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Andrew    1,120

when i use the last.fm scrobbler it scrobbles live from the iphone tho? you can also use CloudScrob

Wtf no way dead4 I need to get on that shit

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