Twitter #Music discovery app for iPhone and web launches
Twitter’s music-discovery app, called Twitter #Music, is now available through the App Store for iPhone and in a web version at music.twitter.com. The app collects users’ activity on the social network to help find music based on the bands they follow, what their friends follow and recommend, and what new music is trending across Twitter.
The easy-to-navigate design features four tabs for users to pursue new tunes: “Popular” displays songs that are currently trending on Twitter; “Emerging” showcases up-and-coming artists; “Suggested” shows artists users might enjoy based on the artists they already follow; and “#NowPlaying” compiles the music tweeted by the people you follow.
The app also provides a page for acts you presently follow on Twitter, from which you can play songs by those artists.
According to Twitter’s official blog, the songs available on Twitter #Music are culled from iTunes, Spotify, or Rdio. By default, when exploring music in the app, users will hear previews from iTunes; however, Rdio and Spotify subscribers can log in to their accounts to listen to full tracks available from those services.
Twitter #Music is available now in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, with more countries expected to follow. A launch on Android is also expected, but Twitter has not announced when.