Aldi begins streaming music with Napster




Aldi started with Napster a streaming music service in Germany under the name Aldi Life Musik. The service is on September 24 from its test phase and offers 34 million songs, over 10,000 audiobooks and 4,000 Internet radio stations for 7.99 euros per month.

The service offers a similar package as Apple Music, Spotify and Deezer, but does what Aldi grew note: competing on price, writes Computer Base. In the app for phones and tablets is also a function that allows music is recognizable, similar to Shazam. The application works on Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices. On the desktop can be used a browse Rapp.

The technology behind the application comes from Napster. Further, it is possible to stream up to 320kbit / s. Which codec is used is not yet known, though used Napster Mobile AAC for the streams, making it likely that Aldi Life does. The service will initially only in Germany and is the first thirty days free to try. Furthermore, there are not many details are known about the service except that combination packages are offered through Aldi’s telephone subscriptions and that there is a family version 14.99, which allows six users. There is no free version is supported by ads instance.

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