SA online music streaming to launch

2012-08-14 14:56
A local music streaming service is to launch in South Africa. (Chris Young, AP)

A local music streaming service is to launch in South Africa. (Chris Young, AP)

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Cape Town - A local music service will launch for South Africans at the end of August.

The Simfy service boasts about 18 million songs and offers registered users the ability to listen to music in "offline mode" on computers or mobile devices, Wired to the Web reported.

The service will cost R60 per month and the Simfy website advertises that the latest music will be available because of its ties to the recording industry.

The web is already awash with streaming music services like Grooveshark and Spotify but this new service is aimed specifically at South Africans and given the subscription model, it is unlikely to use intrusive advertising.

Users can store playlists of music as well as sample free tracks in a 14 day free trial period.

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