Deezer, out of the blue, just launched a brand new app called Radio By Deezer.
It’s free, initially available for Android smartphones only, and it's focused on traditional radio rather than on-demand streaming music. The basic focus is to create an app providing streaming access to more than 30k live-radio stations – TuneIn style – but with the ability for people to identify tracks as they play and save them to their collections in Deezer’s main app.
At the moment Radio By Deezer is only available in Germany and the UK, with an iOS version due to launch there soon. Deezer’s product manager Olivier Miljeu explained:
Gone are the days of thinking it’s too late to get the song you just heard on the radio, and now with just a quick tap you can add it straight to your library.
It’s an interesting idea, especially as streaming services are keen to attract more listeners away from radio and towards their on-demand services.
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