Making a fresh approach in finding music through your Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, Twitter has unveiled its #Music service along with a iOS app. It detects and surface the most popular tracks and trending artists using the users activity on the social network.
The Twitter Music app and the web version of the service currently gets songs from three sources which includes iTunes, Spotify and Rdio. Users can hear preview of song from iTunes when exploring music in the app or if they have subscribed to Rdio or Spotify they can log in to their accounts to enjoy full tracks that are available in those respective catalogs. Twitter will promote the artists through out the service and allow users to quickly go to their profiles to see which music artists they follow and listen to songs by those artists. In addition users will able to tweet songs right from the app.
To listen to a song that have been shared by your favorite artists and people on Twitter, you just need navigate to #NowPlaying, where you can view and listen to those songs. Users can also get more insight on their favorite artists using the app, allowing them to quickly follow them and to see their top songs. In addition users will also be able to search for their favorite artist or songs using the search bar on the top right hand corner of the app. Once users have discovered a song, they can share it with their followers by simply tapping the spinning disc in the lower left corner opening up the player from where user can tweet the song.
Twitter #Music service is currently available as an iOS app on Apple iTunes Store and web version (music.twitter.com) for users in US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Twitter will slowly rolling out the service to other countries and will soon launch an Android app.
As of now Twitter #Music has limited accessibility in India as most of the music sources have no service which include Spotify and Rdio in India. If Twitter can partnership with Indian music streaming services like Saavn, Dhingana or Gaana then the service will be more interesting for Indian users.